Category Archives: food

An “angry summer” raises questions about leadership

It’s a 500 to 1 bet that Australia’s summer of extremes really is caused by human-induced warming, says climatologist Will Steffen. [12 March 2013 | Peter Boyer] After an anxious week of smoke and ash from a wildfire threatening my … Continue reading

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The unpredictable behaviour of butterflies and humans

Barbara Kingsolver’s insight into the complexities of human behaviour. [19 February 2013 | Peter Boyer] Digitising everything is the flavour of our age, but some things can’t be expressed as numbers. I discovered that years ago as a lowly manager … Continue reading

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Before you eat, ponder the miracle of food

We should never take a hearty meal for granted. [1 January 2012 | Peter Boyer] This is the season for food, and lots of it. Celebrating times of plenty with a feast is a tradition as old as humanity. Who … Continue reading

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