One of the pleasures of life is a great cup of coffee and a real baguette.
Australia needs to listen to the warnings about its food security.
From the Independent Australia Blog comes the warning about food security.
Food security is an issue that must be carefully and comprehensively addressed by our government as a matter of critical forward planning. And it must be given priority over trade “arrangements” that may have attractions now, but which will limit the government’s policy options when current circumstances change, which all indicators point to being soon.
Is horticulture a withering field?
re-posted from Philly.com
By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
Posted: January 07, 2014 Coming from image-conscious professionals who prefer to gush about the beauty of flowers and the joys of growing vegetables, the words were downright shocking: “Horticulture is under siege.” They jumped off a three-page letter penned by a half-dozen of the country’s most prominent plant people sent in December to 800 schools and universities, government agencies, industry associations, and growers of everything from almonds to onions. Clearly, horticulture – once a priority, if not an obsession, for generations of Americans – is in trouble. The letter warns that if something isn’t done soon to boost the ranks of plant scientists, breeders, students, and others in the field, horticulture could become a lost art and a forgotten science. see the full article on Philly.com: click here
UN Report on Food
World must sustainably produce 70 per cent more food by mid-century
There are many debates in Australia suburbs about trying to achieve planning and development more relevant to contemporary suburban priorities including to address issues of climate change adaptation. Most of these advocacy efforts are hard work and very frustrating.
Review: Food along Missenden Road Camperdown
I will come back to this photograph. Saving the best till last!
Several days were recently spent in this area of Sydney with an interesting selection of food. Here’s a few based along one street, with one across Parramatta road.