What Your Grandmother Knew

July 01, 2012

There’s a saying nowdays that if you really want to judge the nutritional value of any food, ask yourself the question: ‘Would my grandmother recognise it?’

There was a time not that long ago, before monopolistic food chains and supermarkets, before branding and lifestyle choices, before widespread commercial pesticides and the like, when the food we ate wasn’t even called organic. It was simply called food. Nature’s goodness, grown seasonally in the ground, full of rich nutrients and life-g...

The True Cost of Food

June 25, 2012

There’s a perception in the mainstream media that organic food, while being acknowledged as tastier, healthier, and supportive of local markets and farmers, is somehow too expensive compared to normal supermarket food. And while the cost of organic farming may be high, there is a hidden cost in the everyday foods controlled by the large supermarket chains that is invisible to the average consumer: subsidies.

Food subsidies are an often controversial tool that developed nations use to support...

The Naked Hostess - Naked Treaties

June 19, 2012

Jemma Gawned is the Creator and Director of Byron Bay-based ‘Naked Treaties Rawganics’, a raw food business, who speaks here with Food Coup about the benefits, challenges and spirituality of a raw food diet.

FC: Naked Treaties is a provocative name, tell us a bit about that…

JG: It first started out as Naked Sweeties, ‘cause I often call sweet things I love sweeties or treaties, and naked came because all these treats are free of anything that is detrimental to your body; it’s...

Feed The People Manifesto

June 15, 2012

“Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world.” -Henry Kissinger

There’s a revolution underway in the world today and it’s not what you think it is. 

This grassroots uprising is sweeping the West, and it’s all about the food we eat, how and where it’s produced and how sustainable the practices involved are. The corporate dominated distribution m...

Rooftop Gardens and ‘Greenscrapers’

June 14, 2012

Food security is one of the key issues in becoming a sustainable community, and with 50% of people around the globe now living in cities, it is there that the balance between nature and man must be struck. In downtown San Francisco forward-thinking local government laws have seen the establishment of dozens of rooftop gardens that are open to the public, organic oases where people can re-connect to nature in a micro-environment, grow food and practise urban sustainability all at the same time–what...

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