Earl Mardle's Blog – July 2010 Archive (2)

Food security - malfeasance rears its head.

When systems are running under serious pressure, it takes very little to collapse the whole system. Complex systems do not degrade elegantly, they strain to return to the previous normal and then they collapse rapidly. As well as broad economic problems and climate change affecting our ability to grow the food we have been sued to, when things are stretched they are also vulnerable to opportunistic attacks. Like this;… Continue

Added by Earl Mardle on July 7, 2010 at 8:39pm — 4 Comments

Market Power is Undermining Our Food Security

A couple of weeks ago this story about the corrupted relationship between food suppliers and supermarkets caught my eye. The farmer gets $5 a kilo. You pay $69

KEL SHARMAN, a Tasmanian beef farmer, was astonished to find out that meat from a beast he sold for about $5 a kilogram last month was on sale at a Surry Hills butchery this week for $69.
This is pretty… Continue

Added by Earl Mardle on July 5, 2010 at 10:38pm — 5 Comments

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