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6 FUTURE SCHOOL THE FIRST STRAW
7 HONOURING OUR HERITAGE REAL FOOD
8 MEDICINAL ROOTS
9 SOIL FOR LIFE
10 DECONSTRUCTING DAWKINS DEEPAK CHOPRA Five arguments for the existence of God.
14 A SENSE OF HARMONY HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES We are no longer dancing in tune with Nature’s rhythms.
17 SOCIAL BUSINESS MUHAMMAD YUNUS Unleashing the energy and creativity of the poor.
44 A JOURNEY OF SELF- FORGETTING DEBORAH RAVETZ The art of Craigie Aitchison.
46 A POTENT WITNESS MATTHEW STURGIS Arthur Boyd’s working dialogue.
48 MODERN CLASSICS SANDY BROWN A holistic approach to craft.
49 BLOOM CHRISTOPHER BURNS Only the narthex had remained secure.
52 POETRY PETER ABBS Into the Further Reaches.
36 MID-COURSE CORRECTION RAY ANDERSON The story of an eco-epiphany.
38 LAND OF BLUE HEAVEN WILL GETHIN Mongolia – preserved or destroyed by tourism?
40 AND DID THOSE FEET...? VYV WOOD-GEE Riding in the footsteps of our ancestors.
20 THE GOOD, THE CLEAN AND THE FAIR CARLO PETRINI Local food communities create knowledge, wisdom and fl avour.
22 FOOD FREEDOM VANDANA SHIVA Terminator technology is an
instrument of food fascism.
26 A TASTE OF BRITAIN HUGH FEARNLEY-WHITTINGSTALL Saving ourselves from the tyranny of industrial mediocrity.
28 GOOD FOOD RAYMOND BLANC Industrial agriculture and climate change.
30 FEEDING PEOPLE IS EASY COLIN TUDGE Everyone could be fed to the highest standards.
32 SIMPLE SOURDOUGH SOPHIE POKLEWSKI KOZIELL Bread-making at The Village Bakery.
34 FROM FIELD TO FORK EKA MORGAN Inspiring children and families to cook together.
at the heart of earth, art and spirit
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DO WE NEED GOD? • FOOD FUTURES DEEPAK CHOPRA • HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES RAYMOND BLANC • HUGH FEARNLEY-WHITTINGSTALL CARLO PETRINI • VANDANA SHIVA • COLIN TUDGE
Tanhayee from Seeker, The Art of Sohan Qadri
3 WELCOME SATISH KUMAR
54 THE LONG VIEW HARRY EYRES
55 OCCASIONAL DIDYMUS JOHN MOAT
56 RECIPES ROSE PRINCE
57 NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND DAVID NICHOLSON-LORD
58 LETTERS TO THE EDITORS
ILLUSTRATORS TRUDA LANE is an artist living in North Devon JANE RAY is a freelance illustrator PETER TILL illustrates for The Guardian ANGELA WILKES is an illustrator and author of Wildlife Rescue
Village life in Mongolia
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60 IN MY OWN WORDS Surviving the Century HERBERT GIRARDET
62 IN MY OWN WORDS Affl uenza OLIVER JAMES
64 IN MY OWN WORDS Wild JAY GRIFFITHS
65 THE BODY OF THE WORLD KATE ARTHUR reviews The Omnivore’s Dilemma
66 SOUND SHELTERS OLIVER LOWENSTEIN reviews Design Like You Give a Damn
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Lieutenant Ehren Watada faces a court martial for refusing to deploy to Iraq and for making public statements against the war. He is the fi rst offi cer to be prosecuted for publicly criticising the war. If he is convicted on all charges, Lt. Watada could spend four years in military prison. Lt. Watada, twenty-eight, argues that to serve in Iraq would betray his conscience and his duties as an offi cer. “It would be a violation of my oath because this war to me is illegal in the sense that it was waged in deception, and it was also in violation of international law. Offi cers and leaders have a responsibility to speak out for the enlisted – and certainly when we do so it comes with consequences – which is what a leader should do. A leader can’t just go with the crowd.” Lt. Watada decided a year ago that he would not serve in Iraq. Since then he has spoken out at press conferences and to veterans’ groups. These actions have infuriated military offi cials, who have charged him with conduct unbecoming of an offi cer, for publicly saying that service in Iraq would make him party to a war crime, and for suggesting that soldiers could bring the war to an end by throwing down their weapons. The Pentagon maintains that Lt. Watada gave up his right to free speech when he put on his soldier’s uniform. PHOTOGRAPH: REUTERS
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Tristram Stuart – The Bloodless Revolution: Radical Vegetarians and the Discovery of India, HarperCollins Publishers, London, 2006, £25.00, reviewed by Aidan Rankin.
Ian R. Hopton – Archetypal Postures: In the Process of Creativity, La Fontbelle Press, 2005, £15.00, reviewed by Gillian Stokes.
Carl Safi na – Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth’s Last Dinosaur, Henry Holt and Company, USA, 2006, £13.99, reviewed by Andy McGeeney.
Malcolm Hollick – The Science of Oneness: A Worldview for the Twenty-First Century, O-Books, UK, 2006, £14.99, reviewed by Chris Clarke.
Kirkpatrick Sale – After Eden: The Evolution of Human Domination, Duke University Press, USA, 2007, £12.99, reviewed by Chellis Glendinning.
Films – John Moat reviews At Five in the Afternoon, directed by Samira Makhmalbaf, produced by Maysam Makhmalbaf, 2002 and Stray Dogs, directed by Marziyeh Meshkini, produced by Maysam Makhmalbaf, 2003.
Rabindranath Tagore – Of Myself: Atmaparichay, Anvil Press Poetry, UK, 2006, £8.95, reviewed by Michael Tobias.
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