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In the November/December 2008 issue we present articles focused on food and related issues ? food security, nutrition, over-population, slow food, fair trade, the joy of cooking, community celebrations and more.
Satish presents his perspective on feasting and fasting, and invites us to examine the link between the food on our plates, climate change, global poverty and health.
Zia Sardar recalls his first fast and contemplates the cultural and spiritual significance of Ramadan.
"In Islam, the idea of fasting is wrapped in two intrinsic notions. First, fasting is connected to ?effort?? Second, it is connected to ?spontaneously doing good?. Fasting is inherently good, but it also leads to good actions."
"From a certain point of view, there is no such thing as food. Not objectively, not for human beings who cook and eat. The food we grow, prepare and consume is full of fantasy, teeming with imagination and meaning."
Thomas Moore's article explores the power of food to enhance reverence, conviviality and community.
Saving the Amazon from destruction is crucial; so two pieces of good news from the forest should be celebrated.
Paul Kingsnorth on recent legal agreements that give hope for the future of the Amazon forest ? a moratorium on the purchase of soya beans from rainforest lands and a ban on trade in illegal timber and timber from deforestation in the Amazon State of Parį.
An article that tackles the controversial issue of population control and asks why environmentalists choose to ignore the undeniable connections between the food crisis and over-population of the human species.
David Nicholson-Lord presents some challenging thoughts and statistics.
Rosie Pearson reviews 'Do Good Lives Have to Cost the Earth?' edited by Andrew Simms and Joe Smith.
This book contains a multi-faceted approach to solving the world?s problems and presents a vision of how things could be. Compiled from articles by some of the most illuminating and imaginative writers of our time, including Colin Tudge, Oliver James, Rosie Boycott, Hilary Benn and Anne Pettifor.
Join us for Resurgence Slow Sunday on 30th November ? where we invite our readers to take part in symbolic actions for change.
Celebrate this Slow Sunday with a feast ? invite friends and family to share a simple, healthy, delicious meal. Recipe ideas, inspiration and tips for organic living.
Nature Writers: Our new column begins with a sublime passage from the late Roger Deakin More. . .
Letter from America: Laird Townsend on the seemingly impossible challenge of changing the US economy to one that respects the limits of natural systems. More. . .
Salamongundi: John Moat on the revival of a community Christmas festival in Welcombe, North Devon More. . .
Living without Oil: Mark Boyle embarks on a journey to live more respectfully with Gaia. More. . .
Slow Travel: Walking the World by Gregor Sieboeck, who?s looking forward to meeting you along the way! More. . .
Food Security: Jonathon Porritt on the wider benefits of eating local and seasonal food.
Soil Association Annual Conference
Intelligence Squared Green Festival on Climate Change
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