Colin Tudge’s Great Re‑Think

This website is intended to identify and develop the ideas needed to rescue humanity and our fellow creatures from what is now the brink of total disaster — for if only we did conceptually simple things well then we and our fellow creatures could still be looking forward to a long and glorious future: the next million years for starters.

Recent articles from the Blog

Real Bread Is On The Rise

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Declines and resurgences in foods tend to reoccur in cycles as can be observed with bread, which Suzanne think is currently on the up.

A people-led renaissance needs people-centred spaces

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To create the kind of world that could keep humanity and our fellow creatures in good heart we need radical thinking and new ideas. But first, says Jane Powell,  we need to create the conditions — the “space” —  in which the necessary thinking can take place  Discussions of food and farming in progressive circles … Read more

How People “Cook” Today

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Cooking Skills in the UK have taken a sharp downturn. Suzanne presents her evidence and for the sake of our farmers hopes we can turn things around.

Fellow creatures

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An on-line book about the natural world and our attitude towards it, to be published blog-by-blog in irregular instalments PREFACE  PROMETHEUS AND ICARUS – A TALE OF TWO GREEK HEROES Biology is my thing. I’ve been engaged with it for more than 70 years. It’s what I focused on at school and in my cold … Read more

The Big Idea

The Big Idea is divided into the following chapters: 

The pic — of me (CT) among some of John Letts’ Heritage wheat in Buckinghamshire — encapsulates some of the prime themes of The Great Re-Think. For John raises genetically diverse cereals on soils of low fertility year-on-year: no fertilizer, no pesticide, no herbicide, no digging, no fallow, and all wonderfully wildlife-friendly: key principles of agroecology applied to arable. All this is the complete opposite of the modern, industrial trend — monocultures of uniform crops chemicalized to the hilt. To rescue the world at this late hour we need to apply such radical thinking to all aspects of life.

Colin Tudge among some of John Letts’s Heritage wheat in Buckinghamshire

Recent comments

  1. In an ideal world your opinion would be well founded. Lamentably we do not live in an ideal world, much…

  2. An interesting article about beans, especially for anyone who finds them hard to digest: https://sustainablefoodtrust.org/news-views/beans-are-good-for-people-and-the-planet-so-why-arent-we-eating-more-of-them/?

  3. Evidence to the contrary: Masanobu Fukuoka, Joel Salatin, Richard Perkins, etc. Gabe Brown is ‘regenerative’ rather than ‘organic’ but he…

  4. My understanding is the parlous condition of our agricultural soil is not just about the chemical treatments administered but the…

  5. Colin – my heart sang as I read your ‘manifesto’ (if you’ll pardon the word). You articulate all the issues…