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Organic food
09 Mar 2015
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What it means to be organic

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”

Thomas Edison was leaps and bounds ahead of his time. Put simply: the food we ingest has a direct impact on our overall wellbeing. and this is a huge part of why so many people are making the leap to buying organic food.

But what exactly is organic food? And why should we be buying it?

Animal welfare...

Fresh Lettuce
05 Dec 2014
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Everyone likes to see the word 'fresh' on their food, but when it comes to produce from the supermarket just how fresh is it? The first clue is to look at the origin. If it has taken the slow boat from the far east it is unlikely to have been picked a day or two before, although to be fair a lot is now air freighted within a week to ten days . Not the end of the world, but it is not brilliant and of course there is the huge carbon cost of all that airfreighting....

05 Nov 2014
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"If we grant ourselves the right to kill other animals for food, then the least we can do, is strive to give them the best life in our care."
Creedy Carver, Devon.

In the late 40's a new agriculture act was introduced in the UK to encourage greater output leading to better national food security and less reliance on imports. Farmers turned to technology to help provide a solution and slowly small country farms that had operated using traditional methods...

Healthy food
05 Nov 2014
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It should come as no surprise to anyone that eating fresh food is better for you than processed 'engineered' food. We're constantly reminded of that fact through the media and yet still large swathes of the population choose not to partake in a regime of healthy cooking perhaps due to time constraints, perceived additional costs or just a lack of interest.

Ready meals can be an attractive solution to time strapped busy people who believe cooking real meal will take an age. In reality...

Somerset sheep farmer
05 Nov 2014
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In the UK in the main supermarkets are constantly competing with each other in a never ending battle to offer the customer the lowest possible price. This comes at a huge cost to national farmers who are being pressured more and more to supply the supermarkets with cheap produce. Often the farms are actually operating at a loss with the farmer relying solely on annual subsidies from the government. As these subsidies are directly proportional to the amount of land the farm owns, many small...

Supermarket meat
05 Nov 2014
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Supermarkets in the UK unsurprisingly have massive buying power and therefore one would assume that they can offer some seriously cheap vegetables. However the truth is, is that food box schemes are consistently cheaper than the major supermarkets. The big supermarkets will buy from the growers at the lowest possible rate, often squeezing them, and from anywhere in the world. By selling direct, the producers can offer their goods at an even lower price which is greater than what the...

26 Oct 2014
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Food box schemes have become very popular over the last few years as a way of buying fresh organic vegetables and meat and their popularity is certainly gaining momentum as shoppers concern themselves more and more as to exactly where their food comes from and whats in it. Additionally, organic vegetable and meat box schemes are remarkably cost effective when compared to the big four supermarkets, Tescos, Sainsbury's, Aldi and Morrisons. In almost all cases the shopper will make a saving by...