Sunday Link Heaven

Better late than never!! Here are the things we’ve been reading this week and there are some interesting ones! Happy reading!

  • Obesity a Threat to Food Security – The Sydney Morning Herald reported this week that “increasing population fatness could have the same implications for world food energy demands as an extra one billion people. Scientists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) say that tackling population weight is crucial for food security and ecological sustainability.”
  • Long-Haul Food Could Deliver a National Crisis – The Age reported on the risk to food security from a reliance on long haul transportation. “The Department of Agriculture report identifies the concentration and lengthening of Australia’s supply chain as a food security risk, as communities are increasingly dependent on deliveries of perishable food such as milk, meat, fruit and vegetables, from thousands of kilometres away.”
  • Helpful Tips for Healing a Gluten Ravaged Body – If like me you have problems with gluten intolerance, coeliac, irritable bowel syndrome or leaky gut syndrome, this article might help. Avoiding gluten is only the first step. The next is rebuilding your health and your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and minerals.
  • Have Some Butter with Your Veggies! – Great news for butter lovers and those suffering through the ridiculous low fat craze. Also, for those with children its important “not to be too concerned about vegetable intake in the first few years of a child’s life. It’s far more important to ensure that the child is getting adequate saturated fat.”

Have a look at these great documentaries we enjoyed watching this week…

  • From the Mara Soil – this is a great little documentary on the fantastic work that the Global Resource Alliance is doing in Tanzania. Teaching people to grow food efficiently and sustainably using the principles of permaculture has the potential to feed the world with fresh, seasonal and locally produced food no matter how poor the people or communities are. 40 mins
  • Seeds of Freedom – This is a must watch documentary that “charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolise the global food system.The film highlights the extent to which the industrial agricultural system, and genetically modified (GM) seeds in particular, has impacted on the enormous agro -biodiversity evolved by farmers and communities around the world, since the beginning of agriculture. Seeds of Freedom seeks to challenge the mantra that large-scale, industrial agriculture is the only means by which we can feed the world, promoted by the pro-GM lobby.” 30 mins


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