Every Friday we round up the most interesting, inspiring or funny stories we came across while conducting research for our news stories. This week: Click Your Own – Easier than finding an allotment, a new scheme will plant exactly what you want, from season to season.
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Click Your Own
How often have you dreamt about growing your own vegetables or picking your own fruit? Most townies are prone to such thoughts, but the nearest most of us get to realising these fantasies is lingering in a farmers’ market or picking blackberries on a country walk. However, the reality of growing or picking your own produce is becoming much easier, thanks to a movement within rural England to link home-cooks with the land through a web of local food sources.
The Global Food Waste Scandal
Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it is inedible – but because it doesn’t look appealing. Tristan Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.
Getting Bluefin Tuna Off the Hook
A pilot project with gulf swordfish and yellowfin tuna fisherman involves testing two alternative fishing methods that tend to have a smaller bluefin bycatch.
Sustainable Product Design in Pictures
Take a look at the Save Food from the Fridge project by Jihyun Ryou, a Korean designer who has turned the concept of a fridge upside down and uses traditional and natural processes to preserve food.
World Hunger: The Problem Left Behind
The world is not yet in that happy situation where “what’s for dinner?” is a boring question.
Sustainability: Benefiting People, Planet … and Business
Sustainability is no longer an optional add-on for food manufacturers and their suppliers. Climate change and shrinking resources mean a responsible approach is called for – and increasingly food companies are realising that a sustainable supply chain is better for business too.
Can we have a sustainable world before the end of the world?
Joss Tantram argues that there’s still room for a practical kind of optimism – even though the human race is doomed.
The new Corn Laws
Trade restrictions to hold down food prices exacerbate the problem they are trying to solve.
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