Cost:- FREE
Source:- NZ Peasants Association.
Courses in this series:  Changing the Food System |  Applied Sustainability  |  Social Citizenship.


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This course, the first in our ‘Strategies for Recycling Abundance’ series, is not a how-to guide. Rather it explains the core logic of the most direct route to achieving sustainable living at a local level. It develops the concept of a food-land-people assemblage as part of the framework essential to that purpose.

Food is seldom the focus of our lives, but it is always the context.
Food is unique: an everyday opportunity for a healthy revolution.
Food is the key issue for global systemic change …


Course Introduction

Agri-business technologies now dominate western food production systems. They are at odds with the processes which underlie the balance of Nature, even life-threatening on a global scale. Nevertheless the industry is deeply committed, using widespread uncertainty and disinformation in these matters. Unwittingly we, their end-users, have become the victims of our own indifference.

 Course Structure

Section 1: Why the Food System Must be Changed outlines some obvious consequences of industrial food production.

Section 2: How the Food System Must be Changed is an overview of the alternative.


Course Materials

( - Further reading (optional) - )

  1. Against Cheap Food: An Aide Memoir, Patel, R. (2017): [accessed 03.17]
  2. The End of Food, Roberts, P. (2009): Paperback | ePub
  3. Livestock's Long Shadow, FAO Report (2006): Executive Summary (p22-26) [pdf]
-- [free ePub readers: ePubReader for Firefox, or Calibre].