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Care of of the Commons. Care of the Soul

Care of of the Commons. Care of the Soul | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
Sharing is the path to a greener, more peaceful world. by Ruth Wilson Human decisions and human activities are imposing enormous costs on the life-support s

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Zaytuna Farm Permaculture Plant Nursery Paper Pots

Zaytuna Farm Permaculture Plant Nursery Paper Pots | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
A permaculture plant nursery will contain the three ethics of permaculture design -- Earth Care, People Care and the return of system sur

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Natural air conditioner cools with the power of terracotta and evaporation

Natural air conditioner cools with the power of terracotta and evaporation | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
Using an age-old method to cool the air, this terracotta "cold pot" could be an energy-efficient and low-maintenance alternative to conventional air conditioners.
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Dennis Meadows Collapse inevitable 2015-2020 | Peak Energy & Resources, Climate Change, and the Preservation of Knowledge

Dennis Meadows Collapse inevitable 2015-2020 | Peak Energy & Resources, Climate Change, and the Preservation of Knowledge | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
Preservation of Knowedge, peak oil, ecology -
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Limits to growth is still - if not more - valid

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The Water and Food Ladder for individuals

The Water and Food Ladder for individuals | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
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Not just corporations, but individuals need to engage in creating sustainable food security 

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Former BP geologist: peak oil is here and it will 'break economies'

Former BP geologist: peak oil is here and it will 'break economies' | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
Nafeez Ahmed: Industry expert warns of grim future of 'recession' driven 'resource wars' at University College London lecture
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Will fuel shortages be the factor that causes more hunger and breaks the trend? I think it could be. We need to look to resilient solution like those from http://wafaward.org

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Catalyst - Special Edition - Earth on Fire

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Alarming surge in fires.

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'Land reform in reverse' - land grabs are increasing world hunger

'Land reform in reverse' - land grabs are increasing world hunger | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
Small farmers are losing out as the world's farmland is becoming concentrated in ever fewer hands - and food security is suffering as a consequence. If we do nothing to reverse this trend, writes Stephen Leahy, the world will lose its capacity to feed itself.
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We need diversity of ownership and diversity of approaches to food security.

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Carolyn Steel | Hungry City | How Food Shapes Our Lives

Carolyn Steel | Hungry City | How Food Shapes Our Lives | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
Hungry City is a book about how cities eat. That’s the quick definition. A slightly wordier one might that it’s about the eternal engine driving civilisation.
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Food shapes our lives more than we may realise - and our cities.

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Getting to know the finalists - WAFaward Blog - Humanitarian Water And Food Award NGO

Getting to know the finalists - WAFaward Blog - Humanitarian Water And Food Award NGO | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
Here is a list of links to more information about our finalists for those of you who want to get to know more about them before the Award Event and Master Class. First, a quick snapshot of them all This slideshow presents the five finalists for 2014. Each initiative demonstrates how Continue Reading →
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the humanitarian water and food award,wafaward,WAF,international NGO

the humanitarian water and food award,wafaward,WAF,international NGO | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
The Humanitarian Water and Food Award (WAF) promotes global best practices in water and food security initiatives,International award for sustainable solutions.
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Tell your friends to come to London to gather with people who believe we should be working towards food for all.

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The Overwhelming Persistence of Neighborhood Poverty

The Overwhelming Persistence of Neighborhood Poverty | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
For all the debate, gentrification is far from the norm.

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Neighborhood poverty is linked to food deserts

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The History of Carbon Dioxide Emissions | World Resources Institute

The History of Carbon Dioxide Emissions | World Resources Institute | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
Carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions from human activities are now higher than at any point in our history. In fact, recent data reveals that global CO₂ emissions were 150 times higher in 2011 than they were in 1850.

How did we arrive at such an unprecedented – and precarious – state? Read on for a visual history of the world's carbon dioxide emissions.

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Carbon dioxide emissions are the single largest threat to food security after fuel shortages

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Suppose capitalism mimicked the way nature works. | A Very Beautiful Place

Suppose capitalism mimicked the way nature works. | A Very Beautiful Place | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it

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Stephen Hinton's curator insight, December 19, 2012 3:07 AM

If capitalism mimicked the way nature worked then there would be economic growth and economic MATURITY.

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Important Lessons From the Bacterial Equivalent of Human Society

Important Lessons From the Bacterial Equivalent of Human Society | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
In terms of statistics, 12 per cent grew antibiotic resistance and became marginalized from others. Twenty-eight per cent of the population chose a wealthy style, happily living in their gated biofilms. Half of all the bacteria decided to take a middle-class lifestyle, choosing an easy nutrient source and never engaging in any extreme activity.
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Sharing City Seoul: a Model for the World

Sharing City Seoul: a Model for the World | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
Mayor Park (directly in front of the sculpture) and Seoul citizens hear the call for a sharing city. Citizens the world over are rallying around the sharing economy as a solution to the pressing challenges they face. Cities, which are perfectly positioned to enact big changes on a human scale, have the potential to lead this movement.
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And sharing food is the most central!

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International Energy Agency: The Party’s Over

International Energy Agency: The Party’s Over | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
IEA is telling us that we don’t have what it takes to sustain our current energy regime, and we’re not likely to invest enough to switch to a different one
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How long do you have to keep saying "the party is over!" before people sober up and go home. I guess they have been wayyyy drunk.

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The farming lobby has wrecked efforts to defend our soil

The farming lobby has wrecked efforts to defend our soil | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: In an extraordinary coup, farmers' unions and the UK government have torpedoed the European soil framework directive
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now is the time for all organisations, corporations, to engage in creating a sustainable future. We have no time for end game exploitation.

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Get your oats here! Community support helps new enterprise transform local food supply chain

Get your oats here! Community support helps new enterprise transform local food supply chain | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
This post by Holly Tiffen introduces the Oats Project, part of the 'Grown in Totnes' campaign. It's one of the ways that Totnes entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the opportunities identified in...
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Local identity and local organisations form the basis of a vibrant local economy

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Silent rooftop wind turbines could generate half of a household's energy needs

Silent rooftop wind turbines could generate half of a household's energy needs | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
The Nautilus shell-shaped turbines could fit on rooftops of houses or buildings in urban environments.
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We need to get better at using the properties of air, gravity and water. This is a great start!

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Different Flavours of Food

Different Flavours of Food | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
Flavour is the sensory impression of a food. Foods may contain more than thousand chemical compounds that contribute to their flavour. Flavouring is used in food products at low concentration and is made up of mixture of substances which provide food a flavour of suitable strength which is used in the food production process. There …

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Flavour is the sensory impression of a food. Foods may contain more than thousand... http://bit.ly/1gzUjx7 #food #fooddelivery #flavours

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Stuffed and Starved | Raj Patel

Stuffed and Starved | Raj Patel | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
Half the world is malnourished, the other half obese—both symptoms of the corporate food monopoly. To show how a few powerful distributors control the health o
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Essential background for all looking into the Water and Food situation

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Getting to know the finalists - WAFaward Blog - Humanitarian Water And Food Award NGO

Getting to know the finalists - WAFaward Blog - Humanitarian Water And Food Award NGO | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
Here is a list of links to more information about our finalists for those of you who want to get to know more about them before the Award Event and Master Class. First, a quick snapshot of them all This slideshow presents the five finalists for 2014. Each initiative demonstrates how Continue Reading →
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Just a few weeks till we hear the winner

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How can we make our food safer, and easier on the environment? - The Mercury

How can we make our food safer, and easier on the environment? - The Mercury | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
How can we make our food safer, and easier on the environment?
The Mercury
And excessive use of antibiotics in animal agriculture threatens to render many human drugs ineffective.
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By making food safer for the environment we secure fertility.

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Soil: The Hidden Frontier

Soil: The Hidden Frontier | Food Security, resilient, sustainable, equitable | Scoop.it
Permaculturists everywhere are crazy about patterns. We are taught to “zen-out” so we can observe patterns in nature and society. But

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