Is it possible to really understand what we’re eating if we don’t know how it was made? Can we really enthuse about products if we’re not aware of their back-stories? Will the lack of education about food products and production continue to harm society and consumers? No, no, and yes. We’re nearing the apogee of […]

Meat should be marbled. If you’re not quite sure what that means, look for meat with little white flecks of fat through the red muscle, it brings both flavour and succulence. Unless your meat has been vacuum packed or it’s destined for the freezer, store it in the fridge with the bag removed and on […]

As summer develops the rural landscape changes too, farmers are busy cutting hay for winter feed and gathering silage to feed dairy cattle whilst they’re housed indoors. The changes aren’t solely confined to our grasslands: arable fields progress through a rainbow of colours, from bright green to golden yellows. The uniformity of arable crops achieved […]

It’s a fact of life that chicken contains campylobacter: between May 2007 and September 2008 the European Food Safety Authority believes sixty five percent of all chicken sold in the UK was infected with the bacteria. This isn’t an attempt at scaremongering, or doing an Edwina Currie, it’s an honest statement of fact. Without knowing […]

7 million tonnes – the food thrown out by UK households ever year,
25 x The Isle of Wight – the area it would take to grow 7 million tonnes of wheat,
£1,372,000,000 – the amount it would cost to buy 7 million tonnes of wheat today,
Being wasteful doesn’t come cheap.

Name: Tim Down Location: Bristol Date: 2008 Occupation: Fruit Wholesaler Offence: Having for sale, kiwis that were four grams too light, contravening EU laws. What a remarkable world we live in, one where consumers have to be mollycoddled, one where for years retailers were banded from selling misshapen fruit and vegetables, one where five thousand […]