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CONTENTS No. 309 July/August 2018

1 WELCOME

FRONTLINE

4 NEWS

ECOLOGIST

10 MAKING THE CASE FOR GOING GREEN Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall gets vociferous about vegetables. Interview by Oliver Tickell 14 FACE OF A HERO Philip Strange delights in the solitary bees – unsung servants of our countryside 16 KEEPING THEM SWEET Miriam Darlington meets a champion of natural beekeeping 18 LEARN FROM NATURE IF WE WANT

TO SURVIVE Herbert Girardet makes the case for regenerative action 22 WE MUST RETHINK OUR FOOD POLICY Sue Pritchard calls for joined-up thinking 24 HOW TO BE A GOOD FORAGER Kate Blincoe on the pleasures and perils of wild food

KEYNOTES

26 IF WE WANT TO PROSPER, WE NEED

NEW MEANING Jeremy Lent looks forward to a tipping point for new thinking

Cover image: Photograph by Leela Cyd www.leelacyd.com

UNDERCURRENTS

30 RICH MAN, POOR MAN… POOR PLANET The extravagances of the super-rich threaten us all,

argues Rowland Atkinson 32 CHARTING A NEW COURSE Horatio Morpurgo finds a new narrative in the voyages of discovery

NEW ONLINE

www.resurgence.org Our food issue goes online, with added ingredients: Clare Finney adopted a vegan diet for a week. Read her reactions to find out how she fared. Organic farming and food production is hardly new, as Gregory Barton explains in a new history. At Summer Solstice, Nick Robins argues that environmentalists should use the cycle of the seasons to strengthen our campaigning. Two leading proponents of localism,

Wendell Berry and Helena NorbergHodge, talk about why it matters. PLUS: We join Satish Kumar in his kitchen to talk about the political, social and cultural power of food for the first episode of Resurgence Voices, a new podcast from The Resurgence Trust. Download at https://resurgence.podiant.co and wherever you get your podcasts.

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