Hi folks, many thanks for your patience in waiting for the next issue of GGI (no 47). Some of you may know that the last year has been rather challenging for me, however I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and hopefully it is not an Intercity 125.

I thought I would share with you a little about how I create the mag. This is the spreadsheet I use to keep track of the workflow of articles. With luck I should be able to send the finished PDF to the printers within the next 2 weeks! and it should be about 2 weeks after that that it will be posted out.
Please don’t forget to send me articles or ideas for the next issue.
Best wishes. Tony Martin (Ed)

 We are losing our right to peaceful protest-here’s how you can take action

This post does not relate directly to veganic growing, but it does affect the future rights of groups like VON to express alternative views to the status quo, and to call for action by joining protests such as we did at  COP26.

You have only a few days to make your voice heard before the House of Lords meets to make any amendments to the Policing Bill! 

Add YOUR voice and join us in opposing these measures which curb our freedoms of speech by following the links below.

In March 2021, a collective outcry amongst environmentalists and human rights advocates echoed across the country after the UK government published its proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts (PCSC) bill. The bill gives police extraordinary powers to crack down on the freedom to protest, criminalises Gypsy and Traveller communities’ way of life and threatens foreign nationals’ residency status. Recently, home secretary Priti Patel added further authoritarian amendments at short notice, leaving little time for parliamentary scrutiny. The bill is currently with the House of Lords after passing through the Commons. Protest-related clauses are to be debated on 10th January.

Take action

Winners and video of the awards evening
VON Trike at COP26
Visit to Rich Hardy in Cornwall where he shows us how he’s turned half an acre of land into a small scale 100% veganic veg box scheme

Vegan Organic Fest 2021
Link to the event.

More Information
More information.

Rethinking Food and Agriculture, New Ways Forward.

Join Dr Laila Kassam and Tony Martin as they discuss her new book Rethinking Food and Agriculture which she co-authored with Amir Kassam.

The book highlights the urgent need to ‘rethink’ the food and agriculture system and highlights ‘new ways forward’, including alternative paradigms of agriculture, human nutrition and political economy that are more ethical, sustainable and just.  Contributors include Robert Chambers, David Jenkins, Tony Juniper, Dr. Shireen Kassam, David Montgomery, Vandana Shiva and many others.  It’s a wonderful contribution to the science and philosophy supporting the urgent need to transition to a non-violent vegan food system and restore a right relationship with ourselves, other species and nature.

We had a couple of technical hiccups with the Laila Kassam interview the other day so here’s the edited version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeamkOT_Cyc

Rethinking Food and Agriculture
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Können Sie Growing Green International übersetzen?
¿Puedes traducir Growing Green International?
Can you translate Growing Green International?
Pouvez-vous traduire Growing Green International?
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