Going green: why we throw away almost half of the potatoes we buy

According to a report in today’s paper British households throw away almost half of the potatoes that they buy. That’s almost 2.7 million spuds binned every day, making the potato second only to bread in the food waste league tables. Much of the waste is down to us not getting around to cooking with them before they begin to turn green, develop sprouts or wrinkled … Continue reading Going green: why we throw away almost half of the potatoes we buy

Why ‘The Ecology of Dinner’?

As Michael Pollan tells us in his book ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma’, eating is a political act. And he’s right. Pretty much anyone and everyone who eats is influencing food policy through what they choose to put on their plate. Although a single trip to the supermarket, farmers market or local greengrocer might not seem like a major political statement, our choices of where to shop … Continue reading Why ‘The Ecology of Dinner’?