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The facts are these: Resources key to non-organic food production are either running out or becoming priced beyond viability. GM’s advantages come mainly from their convenience, but that convenience is only accessed through intense use of fossil fuels, for which, see (1). Food for 9bn people needs to focus on nutrition. Organic delivers this. (See my recent post on the science of organic.) If we carry on as we are, we’re screwed. Everything else is…

What a day! There’s been quite a lot of discussion around grand systemic change – the idea that we’re on the edge of something big and exciting and a little scary. But as with most situations when the world changes, there is some debate, uncertainty, and fear about what’s going to happen. The lack of common vision is a source of worry to some (it’s OK, any future worth a damn will necessarily be comprised…

The first session of the Soil Association conference has kicked off with a simple question: What is the future of food? Caroline Spelman was not present to give the keynote speech, but recorded a disappointingly political video. “The Foresight Report points to the vital role of organics in future food provision in the UK… we want to be the Greenest Government EVER!! … Government wants to support local food hubs… consumers are choosing organic and…