Ethical quandries at the dinner plate

This is what the decision about what to eat looks like when you put reducing carbon emissions before pleasure and nutrition. However, Hickman does illustrate very well that many assumptions about what is green are wrong.

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The future of meat?

Scientists in the Netherlands have succeeded in using pig cells to generate a kind of ‘soggy pork’.

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Todmorden’s ‘propaganda planting’

More on Incredible Edible, the West Yorkshire project to promote local and sustainable food through encouraging people to grow it. ‘Our aim is to make our town entirely self-sufficient in food production by 2018 – and if we can carry on at the same rate as we’ve done over the past 18 months since we had our first meeting and set this initiative up, we’re going to make it.’

Todmorden's Good life: Introducing Britain's greenest town, Independent

Eating ‘best before’ food

Eating food that’s still safe, but no longer at its best, is a way to save money and reduce waste. WRAP runs the lovefoodhatewaste.com campaign, and the article also mentions Freegans.

Why it pays to develop a taste for ‘best-before’ foods, The Times

Pulp fiction about baby foods and pesticides

One area where cynicicm about organic is often suspended is over baby food.

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How to avoid that food waste…

Buy what you need, don’t worry about use-by dates too much, buy at less wasteful shops…

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Still opposing GM after all these years

Verlyn Klinkenborg argues that GM, despite the wide usage in the US, is still the wrong way to go.

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Out of tuna

Is it the end of the line for a ban on bluefish tuna fishing?

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What’s the Future of Food?

New online debate begins on Spiked.

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Food shortages follow drought in Kenya

People are accustomed to drought conditions. But is there a new cycle where the droughts come more regularly, because of climate change?

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