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A Food Renaissance

Issue 294 • January/February 2016

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A New Year: A Renewed Commitment

Exploring new ways of thinking and living


California Passes Ban on Plastic Microbeads

The environmental cost of synthetic microbeads is too great

Artists Reject Fossil-Fuel Sponsorship •

Update on the campaign to end fossil fuel sponsorship of the arts

Flood Plan Makes Room For the River •

Plans to contain flooding in the Netherlands are working with Nature, not seeking to control it

Scottish Land Campaign Grows •

Pressure for curbs on tax-haven owners is mounting

News from the Grassroots •

Environmental news from around the globe

Festival of Wellbeing Raises the Roof •

Resurgence event overcomes last minute crisis

Michael Meacher and Dora Holzhandler •

Tributes to two extraordinary people


A Food Renaissance Goes Live

Unveiling a new forum for change

Farm Campaigner Breaking New Ground •

An interview with Helen Browning, Chief Executive of the Soil Association

Dharma of Food •

The spiritual ideas behind agriculture

Trust the Soil, Cherish the Crop

A Japanese farming philosophy taking root in Britain


Think of Time as Nature Thinks •

Modern science is catching up with traditional wisdom


The Emergence of Social Ecology

Extract from an interview with Murray Bookchin in 1986


Mind Matters •

Assessing the impact of mindfulness as it becomes more mainstream

Wake Up Laughing

A five-step course to bring joy into our lives

The Man Who Saw Fire In the Eye of the Wolf •

Reassessing the work of Aldo Leopold

The University of Green

Schumacher College celebrates 25 years of teaching and holistic thinking

Tagore and the Meaning of Self •

The enduring influence of Tagore on Schumacher College

Ethical Living

Worlds Apart •

On parties and poverty, East and West

Activist Jailed for Reporting Assaults •

An Amnesty International Appeal

One Earth, One Humanity, One Future

A new story of unity and radical pluralism

A Diet for Every New Year

Eating seasonal foods throughout the year connects us with the season

Sparkling in a Cool Climate •

The renaissance of English wine

Making a Fist of It •

Crowdsourcing a poem

The Arts

A Radical Fervour, Forged in the Forests

Recalling Pablo Neruda's twin passions of love and Nature

Portrait of The Artist As Priest •

A new exhibition of work by David Jones

Sacred Song, and Where to Find It •

Launching an online portal for evensong services in the UK and Ireland


Letters to the Editors

A selection of letters from our readers


A brainteaser full of ecological clues


Our Books of the Year

Review of the books most enjoyed by Rowan Williams and others in 2015

Souls With Wings

Review of Rainbow Dust: Three Centuries of Delight in British Butterflies

Capitalism With A Conscience

Review of More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First

Getting Better At Doing Good

Review of The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically

The Lonely Traveller

Review of 60 Degrees North: Around the World In Search of Home

A Primer For Activism

Review of Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service

Camels In Canada

Review of Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet

Web Exclusives

Article - The Practice of the Sacred

A Basis for Spiritual Ecology

Article - Analogue or Digital: A Dichotomy

Why we need to maintain a balance between digital and analogue in life

Review - The Triumph of Art

Review of David Tress

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