Food Issues

Did you know a lot of the asparagus sold in the UK comes from Peru and green beans may have come all the way from Guatemala? You can see more about the sources of some of our foods here

World food production contributes about one third of the total world carbon dioxide greenhouse gas emissions. See what foods are bad or better for the planet here

If you have read the item above you will know that the food meat-eaters have does twice as much environmental damage to the Earth as that eaten by vegetarians.  How many times on average a week do people eat meat? Maybe we should cut down the amount of meat we eat? More information here

Whatever you eat you will find it’s better in many ways to shop locally and buy local produce whenever possible. There’s information about our local farm shops here

Every day UK homes throw away a total of 20million slices of bread, 4.4million potatoes, 1.2million tomatoes, 2.7million whole carrots, 3.1million glasses of milk, 920,000 whole bananas….. Household food waste is equivalent to 5.3million tonnes of carbon dioxide which is the same as pollution produced by 2.4million cars a year. See more facts about food waste here and ideas on how to reduce household food waste here