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Ghost Rock to create its first sparkling with the help of Jansz winemaker Natalie Fryar

Natalie Fryar completed school work experience with Hardys winery at age 13. At 15 she started making wine. Now, the former Jansz winemaker will work with the North-West’s largest winery Ghost Rock as it makes its first sparkling. “My real passion is Tasmanian sparkling wine. This is not just the best region is Australia, but it’s one of the best in the world,” she said. “The most exciting thing about the Tassie wine industry is that most of it isn’t planted yet.” As well as consulting for Ghost Rock, she will work on her own sparkling vintage.

Reblogged 2 years ago from www.winebiz.com.au

Can the Slow Food Movement Help the Global Poor? Ford is Betting On It

Mention “Slow Food” and it’s hard not to think of a more affluent crowd of foodies and hipsters who have the luxury to think in highly intentional ways about how and what they eat. In fact, though, that’s an unfair stereotype and this is a movement that, among other things, has long been working to help poor farmers and fishermen in developing countries do better by embracing Slow Food. Now Ford is getting behind Slow Food’s South American work in a bigger way, with a two-year, $454,000 grant late last year. The grant will support Slow Food’s capacity building efforts of promoting both food and economic security in poor rural and urban households in South America, Latin America, and Chile. The grant was awarded out of the foundation’s Expanding Livelihood Opportunities for Poor Households initiative, a subprogram of Ford’s larger Economic Fairness grantmaking program. READ MORE…

Reblogged 2 years ago from igcat.org

Help Vermont Stand up to Monsanto and its Cronies – A Sum Of Us Campaign

Monsanto and its allies in the Grocery Manufacturers Association have announced they’re suing the tiny, rural U.S. state of Vermont to stop a new law that simply requires genetically engineered foods to be labeled. In fact, the mere threat of a multi-million dollar lawsuit nearly caused the state to back off the labeling law altogether.

But Vermont is refusing to back down — and they’re asking for our help. They’re getting ready to fight back against Monsanto, and have even created a legal defense fund so people around the world can make donations to help them beat back Monsanto’s lawsuit. Find out more  and support the campaign here.

You can also read more about the lawsuit here.

Reblogged 2 years ago from igcat.org