This is the page for the Food Subgroup of Teign Estuary Transition. A key element of transition is developing and supporting use of local food supplies. This could include growing our own, as well as shopping locally and supporting our farmers. We can each help with these actions by considering our food-use at home, in public places such as schools and hospitals, and at work.
Notes from Food Group meetings can be downloaded from our site.
News items related to the Food subgroup
The Campaign promotes Enlightened Agriculture – aka “Real Farming”: “Farming that is expressly designed to feed people without wrecking the rest of the world”.
If this was truly the world’s intent, then we could feed everyone who is ever liable to be born to the highest standards both of nutrition and gastronomy; and we, humanity, could be looking forward to the next million years.
But we won’t get anywhere near all this if we rely on present-day governance – big governments, corporates, and banks, supported by their paid intellectuals and experts. We – humanity — have to take our own affairs into our own hands. So the Campaign aims for nothing less than
“A people’s takeover of the world’s food supply”.
Compassion in World Farming was founded over 40 years ago in 1967 by a British farmer who became horrified by the development of modern, intensive factory farming.
Today we campaign peacefully to end all factory farming practices. We believe that the biggest cause of cruelty on the planet deserves a focused, specialised approach – so we only work on farm animal welfare.
Blog from Devon and Cornwall, mainly concerned with food
Home Grown Community Owned: a 5 year programme working with rural communities across Devon to support local food projects
Incredible Edible Todmorden aims to increase the amount of local food grown and eaten in the town.
The Love Food Hate Waste campaign aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste.
The national charity that supports members and the public with advice, information, and training about the theory and practice of permaculture
Pick your own and ready-picked plus hand-made preserves. Daily crop information from the web site.
Local initiative linking up people who have an unused corners of their garden with local committed growers
The WFA local symbol scheme is a low-cost, ‘grassroots’ alternative to organic certification for people who are growing or producing food for sale in their local region.