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Cheap, Good to Eat and Home-Grown: Apples Can Help Beat the Recession
Scotland has thousands of acres of public land lying underused or empty: time for politicians to support self-sufficiency and cutting food miles by backing public orchards, says John Hancox of the Fruitful Schools campaign.
A Coffee Seller Seeks to Cut Hunger Among Coffee Growers
There’s perhaps no habit that more firmly illustrates the global nature of the modern human enterprise than drinking coffee. For centuries, trade in beans came with scant concern at the consumer end for the conditions on the plantations or small farms where coffee is harvested. That’s changing, of course, with growing, and sometimes controversial, efforts to certify good labor or environmental standards in coffee regions.
The Growing Appeal of National Gardening Leave
Fancy a day off each week to grow your own food? We would all reap numerous lifestyle, health and environmental benefits.
British Soil is Battlefield Over Peat, For Bog’s Sake
While many gardeners regard the partially decomposed plant matter as an elixir, environmentalists say taking peat from centuries-old bogs disturbs vital ecosystems.
The Catch Behind Coca Cola’s Switch to Plant Based Bottles
You may have seen the recent news that Coca-Cola is ramping up its production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) made with plant-based glycol instead of petroleum-derived glycol. In the language of sustainability, this would be described as replacing a non-renewable feedstock with a renewable feedstock.
Dirkje Koene is a Copywriter for Fairfood International.
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