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Feature/Rediscovering local wild food in South Africa’s Western Cape

Dutch colonists introduced commercial farming techniques to the region more than 300 years ago. Today, local wild food activists are working with communities to reintroduce endemic edible plants into the local food system, recover long-lost food heritages, and potentially help save the threatened biodiversity of the Cape.

WRITTEN BY Megan Lindow
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Feature/Saving Mexico’s most totemic chilli

Chefs, scientists, and entrepreneurs are giving the chilhuacle pepper – a once-imperilled ingredient of Mexico’s holiest mole – a new future. Lucas Laursen tracks a potentially purposeful transformation.

WRITTEN BY Lucas Laursen
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Feature/Globalisation and global warming threaten Inuit food security

Indigenous peoples face twin challenges to their food security: global warming and globalisation. Old ways are threatened. New foods are often unhealthier. Lou Del Bello explores how new ways of self-organisation may help support resilience in the Far North.

WRITTEN BY Lou Del Bello
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Feature/Can bushmeat feed families without emptying forests?

As hunting threatens wild game species worldwide, hunters in the Amazon seek new ways to maintain this key source of protein and income.

WRITTEN BY Barbara Fraser
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Opinion/How to eat for health and for a healthy planet

The discussions at next week’s fourth meeting of the Stockholm Food Forum will be the basis of a recipe to improve people’s health and the planet’s.

WRITTEN BY Johan Rockström
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Feature/Seeds of investment for the future

Ethiopia’s first communal seed bank is an example of the power of genetic diversity to shield humans from environmental crises. But threats to the seed banks loom with the industrialisation of agriculture.

WRITTEN BY Lou Del Bello
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Opinion/Four shifts to a more desirable (and delicious) food future

The ways in which we eat and produce our food are unsustainable from both environmental and public health perspectives. We need to see a drastic and inspirational shift in the world's food system.

WRITTEN BY Line Gordon
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Feature/Resilience lessons from a water goddess

Ancient religious practices protected rice crops and coral reefs for centuries in Bali. These farming practices can inform future management there, and help people see landscape-level patterns elsewhere.