The quest for real food in Sydney

It looks as if someone has thrown an enormous bowl of black bean soup at the facade of Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art and it's dripped into the shape of that iconic portrait of Che Guevara taken by Alberto Korda in 1960. "Che (Sopa de Frijoles negros)" by Vik Muniz is the poster for an...

Jack Heinemann on the risks of GMO’s in Australia and New Zealand

The issues surrounding food production in Australia are so overwhelmingly large and urgent that it's hard to pause for a moment and think carefully, weighing the risks and rewards of actions that overlap between complex fields of study and competing interests. There are lists now of which Australian cities...

What the Australian supermarket takeover means

Wesfarmers has made a takeover bid for the Coles Group, which includes Australia’s second most successful supermarket chain, after Woolworths. This week the National Association of Retail Grocers in Australia, which represents independent grocery groups such as IGA and Foodworks, released a report...

Growing despair on Indian and Australian farms

Rich colors in the slums, Calcutta. Photograph by Foreign Devil Correspondent. I'm moving from Melbourne to Sydney in a couple of weeks. I'm planning to spend half the year in Darlinghurst, on the edge of Sydney's CBD, and some part of the rest of the year in Calcutta's Central Business District in the Park...