Catching up on some morsels first tweeted by @tracingpaper back in April:
- Let them eat breadfruit (and cowpeas, tamarind, Barbados cherries, Bambara groundnuts, pigeon peas…): Kew director says we must grow & eat wider range of food crops to avoid hunger
- Incredible Edible Todmorden: Yorkshire town gets growing, aims to be self-sufficient in veg by 2018 (via f3′s local food news)
- Closer to home: UK local food news April digest from f3 – edible landscapes, food co-ops, allotments, village shops, pubs..
- Wasting our time worrying about plastic bags? WWF’s Strategies for Change analyses value of easy green steps
- Chill wind of recession: 49% say frozen food “will help them through credit crunch”, 75% say “better than it used to be” (more from foodnavigator.com)
- Intrepid USDA economists analyse world food crisis implications: worse for developing countries than US (more from Food Politics, retweeting @marionnestle)
- Starbucks, McDonald’s, PepsiCo, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Dole, M&S make list of “world’s most ethical companies”
The McWilliams free range pork and trichinosis debate
- Local Foods Research summarises debate over McWilliams New York Times Op-Ed on disease risk (particularly trichinosis) from free range pork (retweeting @foodpolitics).
- More pork debate: McWilliams to publish Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly. Locavores bite back.
- McWilliams quotes: “Eat local advocates — a passionate cohort of which I am one..”, “There are many good reasons for eating local”
- The debate in brief: McWilliams on pigs but Nestle, Crossfield, Richardson raise questions; McWilliams retorts then Crossfield again.
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