Category Archives: Sustainable production

Dynamics of Diet and Food Security in the Mediterranean ‘in the middle of the land’

In the Middle of disparate land The Mediterranean – means ‘In the Middle of the Land’ – and the sea is a geographical link between countries bordering it that differ markedly in terms of style of governance, affluence, culture and religion. … Continue reading

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What came first the chicken or the tree? by Andrew Ormerod (2006)

In 2005 I was lucky enough to visit Earth University and met up with Dr. Richard Taylor who showed me around the Universities integrated farm.   I was shown the dairy cattle and pigs, whose diet included leafy browse from tropical … Continue reading

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Can Cornwall feed itself if cut off at the Tamar? by Andrew Ormerod

Cornwall declaring U.D.I.?   Rising levels of water in the Tamar causing flood?  or some other calamity! The idea makes your head spin.  But it’s interesting to speculate, nevertheless.  Self-sufficiency is assumed to be on the increase.  Can the population of … Continue reading

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Potatoes in the freezer by Andrew Ormerod Slow Food, Terra Madre, Turin 2006

If you ever travel to the high Andes and see members of the local community apparently jiving while standing on neat squares of potatoes – chances are they are squeezing water out of their special potatoes to make freeze-dried chuño … Continue reading

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Sustainable sea fish – what is the right fish to eat? by Andrew Ormerod

Photo courtesy of Nick Howell, The  Pilchard Works. Eden Fish debate Harvest Festival ‘2013 Three Cornish based experts in different aspects of the fish trade had their say. Participants Damion Oxford – The Old Life Boat Station restaurant – Coverack   … Continue reading

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2008-12 Cuba Organoponico Santa Katerina

Brief resume from Santa Clara organoponico You see organoponicas of different sizes in cities villages and towns, throughout Cuba. Common features are shaded areas for summer vegetable production; raised beds are often common; compost making/vermiclture. At the Santa Clara organopinico … Continue reading

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2008-12-06 Cuban environmental study tour 2

CDR – Committees for the Defence of the Revolution If you go on a study tour of Cuba your tour is likely to include a visit to a CDR.  The largest organisation in Cuba – each apartment block is a … Continue reading

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