Senior lecturer at the University of Otago Sean Connelly asks what the purpose of our food system really is.
Seeds for Change
When "organic" becomes just another marketing term, it might be time to think again, writes Sean Connelly.
While we are renowned worldwide for our farming and agriculture productivity, New Zealand does not actually have much high-class agricultural land, writes Sean Connelly.
The food crops of tomorrow will need a new crop of growers to produce them, writes Sean Connelly.
New ideas can flourish if we give them room to grow, writes Sean Connelly.
A more personal relationship with our food producers will bring change, writes Sean Connelly.
Globally, we produce too much food, Sean Connelly writes.
There are real world examples of what a local food strategy can look like, Sean Connelly writes.
There has been a lot of attention directed towards the loss of banking services in communities throughout Otago, Sean Connelly writes.
Community food centres are an emerging model that's being used to bring people together to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food.
James Herriot’s novels describe changes to the food system that now need to be addressed, Sean Connelly writes.
The cost of change might be lighter if borne by all, Sean Connelly writes.
The work that goes into our food meeds to be acknowledged, Sean Connelly writes.
When people think of a tangible example of a sustainable local food activity, community gardens often come to mind, Sean Connelly writes.
University of Otago lecturer Sean Connelly looks at the Dunedin City Council's draft environment strategy.
For those of us fortunate enough to have access to a garden and freshly grown vegetables, now is the time to fully appreciate local food, Sean Connelly writes.
What is the link between food and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Sean Connelly asks.
Watching our household food waste is an excellent chance to reduce our individual carbon footprints, writes Sean Connelly.
Concern about food generally begins in one of two places.
We have a dominant food system that does not reward sustainable food producers for positive outcomes and actually subsidises unsustainable farming practices. But what if that changed? Would a more sustainable food system take the place of the existing dominant conventional food system?