Articles by: Nick Rose

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Informit: Food, and the unsettling of the human condition

Food is basic to human existence. Across the entire period that humans have lived on this planet, food has been central to our social being. The production, exchange, consumption and narrating of the meaning of food has been, and continues to be, fundamental to every family, community, ethnic grouping, religion, nation and civilisation. Food nourishes us - body and soul. It gives us energy - material and social. Eating together is a focus of personal…

Informit: Food sovereignty

A social movement for a fair food system"My grandmother told me the other day something I never knew ... I was talking to her about us not wanting to compromise our family or our values in the whole process of growing vegetables but rather have everyone embrace it and enjoy the journey. She said, 'That is why we never upsized and took our dairy to the next level. Why we stayed small when others went…

Informit: Neoliberalising food

On 17 July 2012, the Federal Minister for Agriculture, Joe Ludwig, released the green paper for Australia's first-ever National Food Plan. According to the Minister, this plan[W]ill ensure Australia has a sustainable, globally competitive, resilient food supply that supports access to nutritious and affordable food.

Informit: Food: Sovereignty

The global food system, it seems, has gone bonkers. In theory, its main aim should be to make sure that everyone has enough good food to eat. It would of course be nice too if the people doing the work of producing the food had decent livelihoods, and that ecosystems weren't destroyed or the climate destabilised in the process. But let's start with the basic goal: good, healthy food for all.