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Food Chain Radio: Is variety no longer the spice of life?

By Metrofarm

Where once we had hundreds of apple varieties from which to select and taste, we now have Red and Golden Delicious. This leads one to ask…

Is variety no longer the spice of life?

This Saturday at 9am Pacific, the Food Chain Radio show with Michael Olson hosts apple farmer Geri Prevedelli for a conversation about heritage apples and the tastes that were left behind. (Food Chain Radio #744)

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Nyeleni 2011: ‘Food sovereignty means self reliance and self respect’

“The US model of industrialised agriculture is no longer viable, even in the global north. Yet they are still trying to introduce it.”

By Dan Iles
World Development Movement

Portrait of S. Kannaiyan, Indian activistAt Nyeleni 2011 there is such a diversity of delegates from across Europe and indeed the world. In the first of a series of interviews, I am trying to give the international perspective on food sovereignty.

I spoke to one of a few non-European delegates that were able to make it to the conference, S. Kannaiyan from Tamil Nadu in southern India. There are also delegates from Mali, Canada, Nigeria, the US, Mozambique and Azerbaijan. I wanted to give you an idea of why this delegate is so passionate about food sovereignty, what the challenges are in his country and what is being done locally to combat these challenges.

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