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Halcyon's 52:52:52 campaign on this site and on Twitter will start in late 2020. It will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

Part consultancy, part thinktank, part social enterprise, Halcyon helps you prepare for and respond to personal, organisational and societal change.

A Mundane Comedy is Halcyon's new book. Extracts will appear on this site and on social media during late 2020. Please get in touch with any questions about the book or related Halcyon services.

Halcyon monitors change for more than 150 key elements of life.

Food

On Gardens

Angus in Genval

 

“This is happiness,” Willa Cather’s fictional narrator gasps as he sinks into his grandmother’s garden, “to be dissolved into something complete and great.” A generation later, in a real-life counterpart, Virginia Woolf arrived at the greatest epiphany of her life  - and to this day perhaps the finest definition of what it takes to be an artist - while contemplating the completeness and greatness abloom in the garden.

What's New? - Food
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Halcyon Identifies 22 April 2020

 

Halcyon curates the most significant food-related content from carefully selected sources. Please contact us if you'd like our help with food-related challenges.

Imagining the world in miniature
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Halcyon Imagines 1 January 2020

 

If the world were a village of 100 people, what would it look like?  Various answers have circulated around the internet for years, but a set of 20 posters provides a visual perspective on this fascinating hypothetical question.

What's Changing? - SDG 2. Zero Hunger

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Please see below change concerning the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Goal 2 to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

 

Poor nutrition causes 45% of deaths in kids under five each year.

The depth of the food deficit (in kilocalories per person per day) remains very serious in many parts of the world.

A result of poor diets over long periods is a retardation of growth – the height of children is too small for their age. This is referred to as stunted growth. Children with stunted growth are at greater risk for illness and death.

 

On Meat

Beef

Our current meat-heavy system of food production seems to many unsustainable, a waste of resources and a source of pollution in the form of pesticides and hormones as well as methane gas from livestock manure.

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Food is the rare moral arena in which the ethical choice is generally the one more likely to make you groan with pleasure - Barbara Kingsolver

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Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants - Michael Pollan