Thursday, 4 March 2021
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/mar/04/farmers-and-rights-groups-boycott-food-summit-over-big-business-links). The Food Systems Summit (important, as it is), has not got off to a good start. Many farming and ecological groups are convinced the proposed meeting is already biased in favour of corporate, hi-tech intensive farming. They think that approaches like agro-ecology are completely missing. Some of these same groups think that the corporate sector are (at least partly) responsible for rather than being a solution for the growth of hunger and disease. Intensive agriculture also has a powerful negative effect on biodiversity. Some of the groups are calling for a boycott of the conference. It is to be hoped that they can be brought onboard, as we really must talk about food.
Shining cranesbill ( Geranium lucidum ) in flower in Bynea.
A combination of night rain and day-time sun has resulted in more Bynea blooms. The Southern marsh orchid ( Dactylorhiza praetermissa...
Plastic pollution (especially in the oceans) is a real concern and, perhaps, deserves a similar attention as climate change. It has been pr...
Flies (Diptera) can be quite impressive on a snow-white back drop. I show a number of candidates I have encountered on my travels.