Diggings 13 February 2021

  From ‘moonscape’ to emission offsets: the farmers breaking new ground Bureaucratic red tape is a minefield for farmers, middlemen can take a hefty slice of the carbon credits sold to the government, and the Climate Solutions Fund approves only a narrow band of soil management techniques available to croppers and graziers. Because most farms …

Diggings 7 February, 2021

Pictured is the anyakngarra fruit, which has a fleshy section (now dried and fibrous) a hard nutshell and multiple white seeds (or nuts) inside. Author provided to The Conversation. Burnt ancient nutshells reveal the story of climate change at Kakadu — now drier than ever before Archaeological research provides a long-term perspective on how humans survived …

Aboriginal cooking before and after colonization

John Newton February 2021 'In writing about Indigenous foods, I propose we call them  Aboriginal Cookings rather than cuisines, a word that to  me is totally inapposite to use in regard to pre-colonial Indigenous cooking . And to justify my use of the neologism ‘cookings’ I’m going to quote Tyson Yunkaporta, the author of Sand …