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Looking for the Ooffoo Laureate
Find out about an exciting new web initiative from the Natural Collection. Ooffoo is an exciting eco space where it's FREE to swap, sell, give away, recycle and share ideas with like-minded people. Take part in their writing competition, win £500 and claim the proud title of ?Ooffoo Laureate? for 2008. Deadline: 31st December 2008.
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Ring of Bells Peace Campaign
Help send a ripple of peace consciousness around the globe by joining the peace campaign supported by Melissa Etheridge and the Alliance for New Humanities.
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Gandhi and Globalisation, 24 Nov ? 7 Dec, An inspirational course at Bija Vidyapeeth with Satish Kumar, Vandana Shiva and Samdhong Rinpoche. More. . .

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November/December 2008

Feasting and Fasting
Connecting the Plate and the Planet

front coverIn 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.

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Good Intentions

Warriors dancing, Xingu Indigenous ParkZia 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."

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Food for the Soul

Illustration: Jay Lutman-Johnson"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.

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Rainforest Progress

Greater honeyguide with honeycomb 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.

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The Silence of the Greens

The Mamas and younger leaders meet to discuss ways to protect their sacred sitesAn 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.

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A Good Life Redefined

Artists' Project Earth 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.

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Members' Page ? Slow Sunday Feast

Making breadJoin 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.

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Also free to read online in the November/December Issue

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. . .

This month's web exclusives

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. . .

Don't miss the following articles

Food Security: Jonathon Porritt on the wider benefits of eating local and seasonal food.
Is Nutritionism bad for our health? An exposure of the nutrition industry.
The Joy of Cooking: Perspectives from the heart of the Indian hearth and home.

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Soil Association Annual Conference
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Food for Everyone: A Secure Plan for our Future.
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Intelligence Squared Green Festival on Climate Change
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