Between Farmers

Issue 27 of Kill Your Darlings journal features an article that I wrote about an organic farmer in my home state of Western Australia who tried to sue his neighbour when genetically modified canola blew over the fence. Kill Your Darlings have published the whole article on their website which you can read here. I am very grateful for the opportunity to publish in the … Continue reading Between Farmers

Consumed: Food For A Finite Planet

Consumed: Food For a Finite Planet by Sarah Elton ISBN-13: 978-0-226-09362-8 Published 2013 by The University of Chicago Press 348 pages ‘The food system as we know it was assembled in a few decades- and if it can be built that quickly, it can be reassembled and improved in the same amount of time.’ The Australian Bureau of Statistics website has a Population Clock that … Continue reading Consumed: Food For A Finite Planet

The Overlooked Organisms

This article was first published in May 2014–I am republishing it today (May 2016)  to promote Alison Pouliot’s upcoming fungi workshops and because  Alison Pouliot is tomorrow night’s guest on RRR’s Greening the Apocalypse. ‘I became an amateur mycologist years ago when I had a very nice plate of pappardelle and wild mushrooms in a restaurant in New York, and by midnight all my internal … Continue reading The Overlooked Organisms

The Hungry Lucky Country: Part Three

Part Three of the Hungry Lucky Country was first published on April 8, 2015 on Beacon Reader, the now defunct crowd-funded journalism platform. An edited version (much stronger thanks to Hop Dac’s skill as an editor) was published in Issue 25 of Kill Your Darlings, a quarterly Australian literary magazine. “While we have great opportunity and the hipsters, all with the latest wagyu beef burgers and … Continue reading The Hungry Lucky Country: Part Three

VMS built the Food Justice Truck

The Hungry Lucky Country: Part Two

WHEN SMART PEOPLE DO COOL STUFF Part Two of the Hungry Lucky Country was first published on March 8, 2015 on Beacon Reader, the now defunct crowd-funded journalism platform. An edited version was published in Issue 25 of Kill Your Darlings, a quarterly Australian literary magazine. How does a food truck go from being an idea in Patrick’s brain to being an actual truck selling produce … Continue reading The Hungry Lucky Country: Part Two

Patrick Lawrence is the Director of Humanitarian Services at the ASRC

The Hungry Lucky Country: Part One

Part One of the Hungry Lucky Country was first published on February 28, 2015 on Beacon Reader, the now defunct crowd-funded journalism platform. An edited version (much stronger thanks to Hop Dac’s skill as an editor) was published in Issue 25 of Kill Your Darlings, a quarterly Australian literary magazine. The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and Kill Your Darlings, both exceptional organisations, are practically next door … Continue reading The Hungry Lucky Country: Part One