A strategic alternative: localised and labour-intensive food production

LWM’s co-founder Colin Hines, in his latest book, Progressive Protectionism, asks: “In a sustainable system, would not each country aim to produce its own staple food? Surpluses and exotics could be exported, speculation in food by unproductive middlemen would be...

MUFP: 100 city regions hope to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by changing the food system

In 2015, led by Milan, a coalition of 100 cities from all continents signed a Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFP) in Milan’s Palazzo Reale and presented it to Ban-Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, in New York on World Food Day, October 16. To read the latest news go to...

Reviving a genuinely local entrepreneurial culture

Innovative thinkers often have to wait ten to twenty years before their concepts become mainstream. Two years ago David Boyle (New Economics Foundation) listed ten linked propositions, many borrowed from the most successful cities in Europe and North and South...

Environmental, economic, social and ethical reasons for a different approach to waste disposal

. In this country and abroad Veolia’s services are being dispensed with for environmental, economic, social and ethical reasons. The City Council is considering what to do when its 25 year contract with waste giant Veolia expires in 2018. . John Newson (BFOE) writes:...