Category: July

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A question of scale?

  The Landworkers’ Alliance, in collaboration with the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience at Coventry University,  have released a new report entitled “A Matter of Scale. The report highlights how a diverse and...

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Food growers against fracking

This July a whole series of demonstrations and actions are planned at the Preston New Road fracking site with the aim of supporting those resisting the first UK attempt to extract fracked gas on...

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A People’s Food Policy launched

Last week saw the launch of A People’s Food Policy – a manifesto  outlining a people’s vision of food and farming in England. The report draws on 18 months of extensive, nation-wide  consultations with...

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The Average Cabbage

LESS talks to Becky from The Average Cabbage- a local business that grows vegetable, salad and herb seedlings for Grow-Your-Own enthusiasts.  How did you come to set up the Average Cabbage? “About five years ago a friend and I talked about setting...

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Let’s talk about bananas

In this week’s column Sam, from Transition City Lancaster, talks about bananas.  A strange thing to be writing about in a local food column, but I guess we all eat bananas.  Well, I do,...

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Introducing the Food Loop Game!

Mike Hallam from the Ethical Small Traders Association (ESTA), talks about his latest scheme for supporting local food businesses: The Food Loop Game! I have come up with a creative and maybe unique way...