Dietary recommendations for reducing environmental impacts and improving sustainability

Dietary Recommendations from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation 2016 “There is increasing evidence that dietary patterns with low environmental impacts are also healthier. Common features of such diets are: the diversity of foods eaten a balance between energy intake and energy expenditure the inclusion of minimally processed tubers and whole grains along with legumes, … Read more

Food and farming

Defra’s Food Statistics Pocketbook 2012 says that UK produced 51.8% of its own food supply in 2011. This included 83% of dairy products and bird’s egg supply, 82% of meat and meat preparation supply, 62% of cereals and cereal preparations (rice included in the overall calculation), 23% of fruit and vegetables. We are fortunate that … Read more

Growing your own

Only 23% of fruit and veg consumed in the UK are produced here, according to Defra statistics. With world food reserve levels low, and prices high, which particularly affects the world’s poorest, everyone’s growing and producing contribution counts. Many people have space to produce some fruit, veg and herbs in their garden, in a window … Read more

10 good reasons…

10 GOOD REASONS WHY LOCAL FOOD IS IMPORTANT 1. Freshness and flavour: We have many local farmers and producers in the area, passionate about the quality and integrity of their food, resulting in delicious produce which is full of flavour. 2. Seasonality: Much easier to know what is in season if food is locally produced. Connects people … Read more