A Cupcakey Afternoon

Photos and Text: Daryl Dano

Voices of little girls echoed in the living room, sounding more like competition to beat each other’s scores over a Play Station game than preparing to bake cupcakes. But when a mum came into the room and told them they were about to start, they immediately dropped the gadget and zoomed into the kitchen like Flash would race to the end of the universe.

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Letter Home from an Agrarian Journeyman in Australia

Dear Friends,

After spending a few months in Brisbane, Australia, getting to know some people in the food movement here, I’d like to share my experience and analysis with interested people in Canada. I have been WWOOFing to a number of farms and come across different parts of the distribution system of the city. Mostly I am interested in organic food, and co-operative, local food distribution systems that circumvent the national retailers.

The retailing of food in Australia is dominated by two major chains which control 80% of the market. Continue reading

Food Aid and Rockets

I heard a very thought-provoking and PeaceMeal-related story on NPR this morning, about how the US has stopped food aid to North Korea in light of today’s failed missle test.

Here’s the story in the Sydney Morning Herald.

The White House press secretary Jay Carney was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald article as saying, ”North Korea is only further isolating itself by engaging in provocative acts and is wasting its money on weapons and propaganda displays while the North Korean people go hungry.”

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