8th Food Festival Conference: Innovation in Local Food

  This year, I attended my first Food Conference at Miller Research so I have been tasked with writing my take on the day… On the 19th of September, Miller Research and CREW Regeneration Wales hosted the 8th Abergavenny Food Festival Conference. The theme this year, Innovation in Local Food, provided opportunities for speakers from a wide range of backgrounds: from small…

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Slow travel: sustainable travel?

Following recent reports that the eruption of another, slightly more pronounceable, Icelandic volcano may ground commercial flights again, I was quite relieved as I left on the Eurostar for my holiday this year. As it happens, despite Bardabunga’s spectacular display, there is still no sign of the chaos caused in 2010 when 100,000 flights were cancelled. Nevertheless, I enjoyed…

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Sustainable development: a vague slogan susceptible to manipulation?

  “a vague slogan susceptible to manipulation” Jickling, 1992:5 “a political project” Springett, 2005:209 “a bad oxymoron” Daly, 1990:1 “like motherhood and apple pie”  Pearce et al. 1989:1 “a dangerous liaison” Sachs, 1991: 252 “a dialogue of values” Ratner, 2004:50 Whilst many people will be familiar with the popularised Brundtland definition of sustainable development, the term can be interpreted in…

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