Jay Rayner (restaurant critic for The Observer newspaper) recently blogged about how much he hated dishwashers (http://t.co/BQgkBFUf): “At dinner parties, guests who had offered to help clear up find themselves standing in the middle of my kitchen, paralysed with fear when they realise helping means “washing up”.” In an era where kids think that what happens in a kitchen is the cooking portrayed by the TV show “Come Dine With Me” it seems the art of washing-up-by-hand is dying.
Nothing more clearly illustrates the division between old fashioned green thinking & the modern sustainability movement than Genetically Modified food. A recent clash of Tweets between author Mark Lynas (“The God Species“) and Dr Vandana Shiva (author “Soil Not Oil“) exposes just how deep the battle wounds have become. The gloves are off but maybe both are missing the point.
Am I the only Transitioner on the Web writing about the anti-Transition campaign in Totnes? I find it all disturbing but enlightening too. The campaigners posted a set of questions to Transition Town Totnes (TTT). TTT posted them on their web site, however their answer was only to list all their contributions to Totnes life. We thought it would be interesting to actually answer those questions in this article.
Totnes is the mothership of Transition. It stands alongside a small number of pioneering towns and cities in Britain where Transition has been extraordinarily successful. We view their success with a certain amount of awe & (indeed) envy. Then, one day, a coffee shop came along and some folk in Totnes decided they didn’t want it there.