Food is Politics

I was asked to speak at a Fife political gathering last week and decided to entitle my presentation Food is Politics. However far you go back in time, food has played a key role in history: from the French Revolution to the Irish Potato Famine; more recently in 2017, the Greylag Geese on Uist and the turbulent times for raw milk cheese producers. I confess I spent time on Slow Food Ark of Taste produce and less on food banks but there is reason for that and someone has to change the mindset and investigate other angles or we shall forever be in a downward spiral of cheap food and little integrity….not such a Good Food Nation! You have no doubt heard me before on the importance of biodiversit

Meandering Moose & Linderödsvin

If Sweden conjures up images of moose and forest, you wouldn’t be far wrong as you can see from this albeit fuzzy twilight photo!! This moose bull was over 2metres high with 10 points and looked in our window by the bird table! We were in full apple production mode: conserves, drying, freezing, baking… in Scotland we grow Bloody Ploughman and James Grieve; in Sweden we have Åkero, also on Slow Food Ark of Taste. Fortunately our visiting moose was after a lady moose and not our apples - they have a penchant for pommes and get drunk on too much fruit! If you don’t believe me We were in Sweden last week to celebrate 25 years of the Linderödsvinet with

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