Food miles

March 19, 2012

The Warrandyte Co-Op Orders Organic Fruit And Veg Online

The Warrandyte Co-Op – whose 25 members can order organic fruit and veg online from Organic Origins – began mid 2011. Liane and Josh started the co-op to make the organics that they supply to retailers across Melbourne affordable for […]
December 19, 2011

The Sharehood – Building Community, Reducing Consumption

Kate Allsopp of Renew magazine writes that a basic feature of a sustainable future is a reduction in consumption. Some new online-based initiatives can help us in our quest to consume less and live more sustainably. The Sharehood was born […]
December 10, 2011

Black Swans..Angry Grassroots Food..The ‘Missing Middle’..

What do the following have in Common? the advent of the automobile the onset of WWII the Beatles the invention of the computer the Hubble telescope 9/11 According to Nassim Nicholas Taleb, each was a ‘black swan’ event: “large-impact, hard-to-predict, […]
November 23, 2011

Baltimore’s Intergovernmental Approach To ‘Food Justice’

Following is an article by Vanessa Barrington, about the collaboration between Baltimore’s Department of Planning, Office of Sustainability, and Health Department. These groups show how an active, involved city government and a willingness to try new ideas can change the […]
November 23, 2011

Pizza Is A Vegetable…Occupy Big Food

Kristin Wartman, Nutrition Educator and food writer, a leader of the Occupy Big Food rally in lower Manhattan, writes saying: “Whose food? Our food!” This was the rallying cry at the first Occupy Big Food event on Saturday in Zuccotti […]
November 23, 2011

Some Good Apps…

Chris Plumridge has contacted us about a software consultancy company called Naturally Being. He is the Strategic Business Manager for this local Mobile Solutions house that assists with developing and designing strategies for iPhone, iPad, Windows Mobile, Android & Blackberry. […]
November 17, 2011

Food Security And Australian Farms Being Bought Up

Food security is a concern and a soft commodities (commodities grown not mined) and rural land boom is being forecast to start in Australia. The growing risk of inflation as well as growing demand for soft commodities from Asia could […]
October 29, 2011

Green Collar Think Tank At November 2011 Carbon Expo

A reader has alerted PWF to the November 7-9 Carbon Expo at Melbourne’s Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Expo will run in co-operation with Carbon Forum Asia. Four MPs and many, many others, such as Ross Garnaut and Karl Kruszelnicki […]
October 16, 2011

Food Politics, Food Security…What WE Can Do

The twittersphere has introduced me to Marion Nestle, New York University Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health. The message related in her website/book
October 12, 2011

Australian Vs Imported Orange Juice – BEWARE!

Check out A Current Affair’s video clip on the chemical cocktail you may be drinking as breakfast juice. How To Decipher Labels Nutritionists, Australian citrus farmers and a local juice producer – Nudie – give advice on the numbers to […]
October 12, 2011

Community Supported Ag: Nutritious Soups & Curries Menu

Natalie Parcell of Village Futures Food (VFF) – a community supported agriculture enterprise – is now offering a weekly menu of home made soups and curries, as well as supplying fresh, weekly, organic, GM free boxes of veggies to Nillumbik […]
October 11, 2011

Crowd-Sourcing Retail Weapon Makes For ‘Appy’ Shoppers

An in-store spy – the new iPhone Field Agent app as tweeted by Business Your Way, now pays shoppers to provide retailers with in-store intelligence such as staff performance and competitor pricing. Launched in Australia in September, retailers can now […]