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  • 17 Oct 2019 10:58 AM | Anne Thomson (Administrator)

    Notice of Annual General Meeting 2019

    Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting for the Members of The Food Life (Scotland)  Limited (the Society) will be held on Thursday 31stOctober at Wandershiell, Aldbar, Brechin DD9 6SY at 6pm

  • 8 Jun 2018 10:40 AM | Anne Thomson (Administrator)

    Notice of Annual General Meeting 

    Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting for the Members of The Food Life (Scotland)  Limited (the Society) will be held on Friday 22ndJune at Wandershiell, Aldbar, Brechin DD9 6SY at 6pmText Box: To consider, and if thought fit, approve the following ordinary resolutions: 1. To receive the Chair’s report and Balance Sheet for the year to 31 Dec 2017 2. To elect the board 3. To appoint such officers as the Board deems appropriate By Order of the Board Anne Thomson Society Secretary

  • 3 May 2017 5:58 PM | Anne Thomson (Administrator)

    There are many problems in modern everyday life. 

    All of us are feeling more pressured and lack time. Obesity. Too much of wrong kind of food. Lack of care for the elderly. Mental health. Hopelessness. Poverty wages. Managing on less....STOP. STOP. Too distressing!

    Seems to me that technology has allowed corporates to move into every aspect of life and made some material aspects "easier" but actually failed us on the more important aspects of being human with all that means. That is where we need to not accept tech without ensuring the new systems allow for humans to be humans. Such as Where we live, how we spend our time and interact with each other, how we look after each other, consideration of what makes a worthwhile life and who pays the bill.

    In the past we have externalised the costs, that means put them out of sight. But there is no doubt others/environment/society have paid the price. With some of the impending disasters at hand of climate crisis and equality gap, the them and us of society will lead to further stress if they are not reversed.

    Of course as society has become less locally focused and more complex, it has been impossible to see the chaos from wherever you sit. So it is with food. A supermarket presents a troublesome vision of food & reflects so many of society problems. From poverty wages, to waste, to food hidden in boxes, to fake labelling, to anonymous sellers and anonymous shareholders. Food is no longer central to our lives and it needs to be.

    Food is a multi-dimensional system which interacts with all aspects of life. Indeed it has the potential to make a positive impact on most of the key problems I started by describing. That is why we must look for new ways to mend our local food system and re-focus locally . Because if we did, some of the other problems would lessen. 

    A richer array of foods grown & produced locally has the potential to engage old and young, to lessen isolation, to nourish our physical and mental bodies, to provide society by transacting and interacting, to provide more of the right type of food (less processed and adulterated), to provide reasons for communities to live like communities which would be good for young folk and elder care, to provide a reasonable living from cash and subsistence crops, to provide a rationale for keeping jobs local, to provide a need for housing and transportation in rural and more remote areas. 

    Food is the lens on society that will guide our progress. Get the food right and a lot else will improve too.

  • 7 Apr 2017 11:14 PM | Anne Thomson (Administrator)

    The Food Life Spring Festival and Moveable Feast 2017 was held in the Strathmore Hall on 26th March and attracted a record audience of over 4000 people who came to enjoy the extraordinary array of food stalls, street food, yoga, animals and drinks

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