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Links – Jeanette Winterson, FAO report

June 14, 2010

I think the sunshine has prevented my brain from functioning properly. I seem incapable of concentrating on anything, and often find getting out of bed is more trouble than it’s worth…  And I can’t really use the post-exams excuse any more, that was nearly a month ago now…

So I’m currently distracting myself from a somewhat tedious but highly lucrative translation project with the following:

  • An article by Jeanette Winterson about her shop near Spitalfields market, which she started after she was approached by a coffee chain wanting to open a branch in her house. Inspired to find out more about the provenance and politics of food, she ended up turning down their offer and opening her own shop selling fruit and veg instead.  Particularly liked this quotation:

“There is no such thing as cheap food . There is the real cost, then there are the subsidies or mark-ups. It is as simple as that.”

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