Issue 251 • November/December 2008
Feasting & Fasting: Connecting the Plate and the Planet
Food is a microcosm of the macrocosm.
A Fair Trade First • Paul Kingsnorth
The birth of the world's first 'Fair Trade Nation'.
Beyond Words • Sophie Poklewski Koziell
The art of communication through touch.
Re-evaluating business practice.
Legal agreements that give hope for the future of the Amazon forests.
Natural Religion • Colin Tudge
Where science meets spirituality.
Why do environmentalists choose to ignore the problem of over-population?
Feasting & Fasting
Food has a profound capacity for meaning and conviviality.
In This Bowl • Miriam Darlington
A poem from Miriam Darlington' s book Windfall.
Joy of Cooking • Madhu Suri Prakash
The kitchen is the place in the home where the juices flow.
The cultural and spiritual significance of Ramadan.
Baking Bread • Giuseppe Mascoli
Baking home-made bread for the first Resurgence Slow Sunday.
The joys of a traditional North Devon Christmas Festival.
The Age of Nutritionism • Michael Pollan
The bad science behind nutritionism?
Raw Vitality • Laura Van Marle
Discover the raw and vegan delights of living foods.
Baking Real Bread • Andrew Whitley
Modern bread is on the road to nutritional nowhere.
The wondrous variety of the common spud.
What then should we eat? • Will Tuttle
Make an informed decision about what's on your plate.
Food Security • Jonathon Porritt
Eat locally and seasonally.
Poetry - The Poetry of Ronald Duncan • Anna Trussler & Alan Munton
Poems from Ronald Duncan's Collected Poems.
Short Story - An Intimate Operation • Andrew Wingfield
For us, you were a living link to another kind of place.
Recipes - Mid-winter Festival • Daphne Lambert
Joyous feasts of the winter solstice.
Bringing nature writing alive with words, wit and wisdom.
Changing the US economy to one that respects the limits of natural systems.
In the Field - The Pink-Footed Farmers • Jules Pretty
The mystery and wonder of watching migrating birds.
Letters to the Editors - The Lie of the Land
Let's Feast for Resurgence Slow Sunday.
Beauty lies in the places where there is seemingly nothing.
Points of Enchantment • Sarah Fulford
An engaging interview with Ben Okri.
Review of Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives.
Review of Sea Change: Britain's Coastal Catastrophe.
Review of Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
Review of The Bill McKibben Reader: Pieces from an Active Life.
Review of Do Good Lives Have to Cost the Earth?
Review of The Power of Unreasonable People.
Dried fruit and good tidings, all wrapped up in a mince pie.
Artisan flour-milling is playing an essential role in producing specialist flours.
The quality and quantity of food we produce should be in harmony.
Hunger created by human greed is an expression of a violent and unjust world.
Review of The art of knowing where and who you are.