There's something about a recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior that got me thinking. Thinking big. Their research suggests that cooking skills developed as a young adult are likely to have long-term benefits for their future health, nutrition and wellbeing. But what if it isn't just their own health that learning how … Continue reading Could food education save the world?
The recent article released by the Guardian today [21 October 2017] shares the shocking truth that our insect ecosystems are collapsing due to human pressures. This could be a catastrophe. Insects are an integral part of life on Earth The shocking article titled 'A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It's a catastrophe' … Continue reading Insect abundance drops 75% over 27 years
There are many methods to improve biodiversity, retain and manage habitats and secure enough food and water for a growing global population. Farming is at the heart of all of this, albeit with often contradicting demands on the way we grow our produce. Here, I take a peek into the world of a highly favourable … Continue reading Can ‘Vertical Farming’ save the planet?
Food. Something we all take for granted, but our agricultural productions and market demands are huge contributors to habitat destruction and climate change, as well as affecting the livelihoods of many farmers across the UK. We’re spending more money than ever before to get what we want when we want it. We have become a nation … Continue reading The War On Waste – food, clothes and other recyclables #wastenot
Just like many of you reading this right now, I've spent many an hour procrastinating on Facebook making myself depressed by watching video after video about habitat destruction; animal cruelty; climate change; food and plastic waste; energy consumption; drought; trophy killing; Donald Trump... yeah, you get me. I was so inspired by Leonardo DiCaprio's speech … Continue reading Becoming a “weekday vegetarian”
In the UK alone we have lost up to 97% of our native wildflower meadows since the 1930's. Bees, in particular, have been hit hard with this loss, whilst also being put under attack by pesticides, monoculture and intensive farming, including the loss of hedgerows as vital wildlife corridors. You'll be surprised by how many crop plants … Continue reading Create a wildflower meadow in your garden
Our food is dominated by three big grains: wheat, corn and rice. A vast number of processed foods contain these to bulk up content and calories. According to the International Grains Council, the world total grains output is projected to be 2,064 million tonnes (that's a lot) - and it is only increasing. Our huge reliance … Continue reading Making the uncommon common – moving away from wheat, corn and rice
So I wanted to write a blog all about how using an oven over a microwave was so much better for you for all the right reasons, but I fell at the first point of research... cost. My wishful thinking was hoping I would see statistics stating that using an oven saved you £££s over using … Continue reading Microwave VS Oven