Permapoesis is the portmanteau for permanent making. A term I've developed, incorporating permaculture principles and neo-peasant lifeways, to help reclaim locavore sensibilities and rethink economies of material accountability and regard.
My name is Patrick Jones. I live in Daylesford, Australia on a quarter acre permaculture plot with my girlfriend Meg Ulman, two sons Zephyr and Blackwood and our dog, Zero. Together, as Artist as Family, we live simply, requiring little money. We are participants of an informal community gift economy, we grow much of our food, we forage for the old medicine weeds of our ancestors, snare rabbits, catch fish, ride bikes and love being car-free and we don't fly. We give nothing to Coles or Woolworths. Our book The Art of Free Travel came out in 2015. It was short-listed for an ABIA in 2016.
Here are my books. The bottom two can be purchased from me direct (just click the 'Contact Me' tab above), however if you're moving to a non-monetary existence I'll post you one free of charge. The Art of Free Travel can be found in public libraries and all good bookshops in Australia and NZ, and is available as an ebook and an audio book worldwide.
In California right now, due to twenty years of GMO ill health in the US, people are demanding their food is labelled so as they can avoid GMOs in their diet. If the vote is YES, this will set a precedent in the US and send a strong message to the biotech industry that the public don't want their Frankenscience technology.
However, pesticide giants and junk food playmates Coke and Pepsi are throwing millions at a campaign to persuade people otherwise.
MapLight analysis of California Secretary of State data
In Australia we must continue to apply the pressure on governments to disengage with these criminal companies that are knowingly promulgating illness and harm. Biotech agribusiness will never feed the world, only make it less well.