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Australia’s Fuel Security Risk – 3 days of hospital pharmacy and 7 days of food

I thought it might be timely to highlight the risk of our liquid fuel security, it is a “high risk, high likelihood” that we still aren’t taking seriously. Why is it timely? Asia Pacific extreme weather events. In February this year the NRMA (yep, the stalwart of liquid fuel use) produced an excellent report that […]

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What we eat in a week – photos from around the world

A fascinating photographic look at the food consumption of people around the world, from Australia to Chad. A few things that I found fascinating. The amount of processed food varies considerably between developed and developing nations. Compare the USA overload of processed food to that of Turkey. Or the amount of red meat in the […]

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Water footprint of our daily food intake

In my post on the water footprint of red meat versus low flow shower heads I asked if anyone wanted to know any other footprints. The answer was yes I want to know more about the footprint of other sources of protein, the footprint of other food stuffs and also the impact of beer. So […]

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Sunday Morning – Disruptive Food Technologies

I love the term disruptive technology – to me it means that the technology will radically change the way that we live. I have not seen it applied to our food system before (well not in a good way anyway) until now. In this TED talk two chefs Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche┬átalk about how […]

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Buy local, by jove

Another awesome infographic, this time on why buy local. Some things are intuitive, like the carbon emissions and energy impact of flying stuff by plane rather than shipping by boat. If you live in New York a bottle of wine shipped from France has less environmental impact than one flown from California – I will […]

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Early morning vege run

Its a lot of veggies to get through every week but being part of a buyers group gets you 1. thinking about the inflated costs we pay for food at the big conglomerates 2. a far greater awareness of what vegetables are in season 3. an ability to ask “where was this lettuce grown?” and […]

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