Dongzhi delights: Celebrating Winter Solstice the Chinese way
5 December 2023
Winter Solstice marks the end of autumn and the start of winter, it is also known as the longest night of the year. This day is celebrated by many cultures from around the world, marking the occasion with traditional winter foods and participating in solstice rituals to prepare for the season ahead. In this blog, Florence Wong, a member of the Asian Leadership Collective, takes us through how Winter Solstice is celebrated in her home.
Food and farming at COP28: What to expect and alliance asks
1 December 2023
For the first time food, farming, land, and nature are due to take the spotlight during the UNFCCC COP, this year hosted from 30th November - 12th December in Dubai. While previous COPs have given a nod to our food systems, little has been produced in the way of agreements or commitments on healthy and sustainable food. This year's event however promises action. As COP28 kicks off, we take a look at what’s planned for food and farming and highlight which events to attend to get the dish on less and better meat and dairy.
Centring plants on the Christmas table
23 November 2023
Christmas is a time of celebration and indulgence, but plants can often be sidelined. We spoke to Annabelle Randles (known as The Flexitarian online) about her experience growing up in France and how she centres plants on her festive table.