Brisbane Local Food

Growing local

Due out soon: my occasional collaborators are soon to be in print.I subbed a wee bit of the text but Alan and Elena really do Know their stuff from front line experience..

Book launch before Easter.

From the Introduction:

There is money to be made in farming, but not by the farmers. This pamphlet examines the reasons why farmers around the world are poor and there are a billion hungry people. The terms of trade for farmers continually declines and farmers are forced off the land. Governments and international bodies advocate further deregulation and trade liberalisation and greater use of technology, yet these policies have undoubtedly failed in their stated aims of increasing food security and rural prosperity. The beneficiaries have only been the agribusiness corporations which have been instrumental in the design of the new order of agricultural production. ...

But farmers around the world are resisting...

In like mode: Soil Alliance (LINK)-- there is more to sustainability than technology and compost.

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