Main Profile

At A Glance

TEDxGlasgow - Mike Small - The Local Food

Mike Small, founder of the Fife Diet local food movement in Scotland, shows how a local food revolution has swept across Europe and America as a backlash against corporate seizure of the food system. He discusses the need for 'food sovereignty' to replace the top-down notion of 'food security'.What strength does this movement have and where is it going?More about Mike...Mike Small is the founder of the Fife Diet local food movement. He is a freelance writer and researcher on democracy, ecology and innovation. He is an activist, writer & publisher originally from Aberdeen. He was the founder of [Product magazine] (first launched as Red Herring in 1998) as well as one of the group behind Indymedia Scotland.He worked with Murray Bookchin in Vermont in the mid 1990s before returning to Scotland. He is a specialist in generalism and has written and taught widely on civics and generalism, particularly the work of the polymath Patrick Geddes (1854--1932).Published work includes: A Vigorous Institution: The Living Legacy of Patrick Geddes', Luath Press (2007), Universalism and the Genus Loci: Geddes in Cyprus, Italy, Catalonia and Japan . 'Systemic Complexity and Eco-Sustainable Development' Edited by Ivano Spano and Dario Padovan (2001), Padua, Italy -- June 2001, Local Development as a Strategic Alternative.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Length: 17:23


Questions about TEDxGlasgow - Mike Small - The Local Food

Want more info about TEDxGlasgow - Mike Small - The Local Food Get free advice from education experts and Noodle community members.

  • Answer