Quiet Revolution

By Anthony Georgeff If you’ve seen the LCD numbers flicker quickly in front of you as you fill up your car and followed grain prices north, you’ll agree that there are two expensive 21st century appetites to be had; one is for fuel, the other for grain. It’s a bad time for big cars and large mammals. Toyota has a hybrid engine, Warren Pensini […]

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Food Miles

A kilo of apples leaves Chicago Station … Robert Campbell fleshes out the numbers involved in the food miles debate. Despite the relative unpopularity of communism these days, Karl Marx remains One of the central figures of sociology and political science of the last 200 years. Das Kapital, The Communist Manifesto and numerous books on the author continue to fill bookshop shelves, while the […]

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Wine on the Rocks

A slice through the Frankland River region shows how 1.1 billion years forming a long alpine mountain range. This zone of continental plate collision is called an orogen (the Albany-Fraser Orogen).  Beneath this now eroded mountain range, rocks were buried so deep they recrystallised and melted forming granite and other related rocks. These rocks are now exposed at the surface.  […]

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The Owen Brothers’ Orchard

A Carmel orchard has been in one Western Australian family for over 100 years.               By Charlotte Dudley Most people would agree that roaming about an orchard, soaking up the sunshine and munching on golden, delicious apples is a pleasant, if not novel, way to spend to a Saturday afternoon. But for […]

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