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Looking to the future with the Highland Good Food Conversation
Looking to the future with the Highland Good Food Conversation

Covid has highlighted how vulnerable we are to global shocks owing to our dependency on remote resources and undemocratic corporations, long supply chains and a more-or-less regulated free market economy to supply us with what we need to live.

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1536 864 Nicholas Gubbins
What’s Your Food Story?
What’s Your Food Story?

In this podcast from Highland Good Food Conversation, Emma Whitham chats to six people from across the Highlands to find out their food story – both before and during the Covid-19 crisis. How have their shopping habits changed?

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1536 864 Highland Good Food Conversation
Surfers Against Sewage – Digital Campaigning and Activism
Surfers Against Sewage – Digital Campaigning and Activism

We started the year in a buoyant mood; a full schedule of beach cleans, education programmes, work with Plastic Free Communities and parliamentary activities were planned.

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1536 864 Louise Allen and Jasmine Watterson
Helmsdale Kitchen Garden Rise to the Challenge
Helmsdale Kitchen Garden Rise to the Challenge

In times of crisis, the importance of community groups is highlighted, and while the coronavirus pandemic has had a seismic impact on each and every individual, the strength of the community has shone through.

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1536 864 Mary Stewart - Helmsdale & District Development Trust
Building a Better Future – Capitalism has Destroyed our Life Support System
Building a Better Future – Capitalism has Destroyed our Life Support System

The real problem is capitalism itself. It is leading us rapidly into a neofascist dystopia where the suffering is simply becoming immense for people, animals, plants and the planet.

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1536 864 John Wood - Wester Ross Pocket Orchards
Life Under Lockdown on the Isle of Mull
Life Under Lockdown on the Isle of Mull

There have been many positives in the Covid 19 crisis. Groups and individuals across the island very quickly came together to organise all sorts of help to each other and in particular the shielding and the vulnerable amongst the population.

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1536 864 Hazel Cowe - Mull and Iona Community Trust
Urgent Need for a Fair Food System
Urgent Need for a Fair Food System

COVID-19, along with Brexit and climate change underline the urgent need for a fair food system – fair for people, planet and producer. Economic hardship and food shortage are likely to get much worse before they get better.

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1536 864 Suzy Russell - Community Supported Agriculture
The Great Pause
The Great Pause

Abruptly with no warning the world was forced to pause. Although the sadness and great loss behind the ‘Great Pause’ cannot be underestimated neither can the wonderful opportunities and hope it offers.

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1536 864 Emma Whitham
Post COVID-19 – View from the Green Hive
Post COVID-19 – View from the Green Hive

I don’t want a new normal.  There was little about the ‘normal’ prior to COVID-19 that was sustainable and clearly our recent global crisis has exposed the increasing inequality across people and places.

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1536 864 Neil Mapes
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