The horsemeat scandal has raised lots of questions about our food chain. If we want stop such a scandal happening again, we need to get back in touch with the food chain. We can do that by shopping locally. It … Continue reading
Category Archives: Food security
You haven’t been able to move for the horsemeat scandal recently, so I thought it was time I jumped in the saddle (ahem) and offered my two penn’orth on the subject.
I remember my first domestic science lesson at school very clearly. We made cheese on toast and a hot drink. I remember it for two reasons. One because I couldn’t believe we were being taught to make something so simple. … Continue reading
You’ve probably heard the news by now: Costa has dropped plans to open a store in Totnes, a beacon of localism and the first Transition Town. I blogged about the decision to give Costa planning permission back in August.
The rising cost of food is getting more and more coverage. There is clear consensus that extreme weather as a result of climate change is going to have a significant impact on the price of the food we buy. Coupled … Continue reading
Defra published its conclusions on its Green Food Project last week. The aims of the project were to “bring together Government, industry and environmental partners to reconcile how we will achieve our goals of improving the environment and increasing food … Continue reading
That was the question discussed at the Food Security Debate hosted by the Federation of Small Businesses at last week’s Three Counties Show. I went along to find out the answers.