September 1, 2014 at 12:15 pm
Can music fight hunger ? Jay Family Entertainment thinks so. This reggae music band sings to fight the #hunger in South Sudan. The group calls on youth to consider #agriculture and agri-business, instead of violence, as a way to combat #foodinsecurity, unemployment and generate income against a background of civil war.
"#Cultivate, start #farming! Hunger is something we can fight", claims the band full of hope.
The Jay Family have a fertile message for their compatriots to stave off hunger and resolve conflicts
August 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm
Rising #GreenhouseGasEmissions, increasing amounts of wasted water,fast growing populations, and the middle-class' growing demand for #meat are destroying #land and #resources, and is leading us down a path of no return.
The global #foodsystem has to radically change now in order to be #sustainable. We must focus on smarter #agriculture, which will allow us to keep feeding people for the coming decades.
August 29, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Our choices about what to #eat can have a significant impact on the health of the #planet and its ability to continue producing food for a growing population. #Organic foods, #locally produced foods, in-#season produce, and #vegetarian foods tend to be some of the most #sustainable ways to eat.
August 29, 2014 at 12:15 pm
The number of superstores is increasing, and industrialised global food producers continue to dominate the #foodmarket. Today, 93% of the food is sold through supermarkets in the UK. Their shelves are full of food produced abroad for a pittance coming from unsustainable sources. What's more is that most supermarket chains are structurally incapable of embracing the concept of a #localfood supply network... But there is change afoot! Let us not forget that every time we go shopping, we have the power to choose what we buy, and to thereby create the kind of #localeconomy we desire!
August 28, 2014 at 6:10 pm
The "sale by" date that appears on all food packaging makes us think that food suddenly goes bad and ceases to be edible from one day to the next. Specious! In fact, the “expiry date”, as many of us call it, is an inaccurate representation of a food's shelf-life. Food manufacturers set their own expiry date, as they see fit... There is no food regulation to determine "use by" dates, except for with #rawmilk and eggs. So do manufacturers tend to set overly short shelf-lives for their products? It seems as though manufacturers shorten the expiry dates for marketing reasons; it fits better with the image of an ultra-fresh product. To stop wasting food unnecessarily, it is therefore essential that a legislated authority controls and limits the use of the "Use by’’ label that currently encourages food waste.
August 28, 2014 at 12:05 pm
Have you ever heard of online #farm shops? They are a very easy way to buy #locally produced food and represent a real alternative to the monopoly of supermarkets.
If you care about whether your money is going into the right hands, and where your food is coming from, visit BigBarn CIC or FarmDrop and join one of the UK networks of #sustainable customers.
August 27, 2014 at 6:10 pm
We could not have described ourselves better than the HuffPost Healthy Living did! Thanks!
Officially begun in Italy in the 1980s as a response to "fast food" and its incursions into regional cuisine and identity, this way of looking at the world through food is much more than just a rejection of industrial food constructs -- it ...
August 27, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Once upon a time, there was a runaway success story of a French supermarket chain. In this shallow, modern world, where appearance takes precedence over substance, fresh #produce experiences the same fate. Any of them that are not perfectly shaped, or not good-looking enough, get thrown away before they ever leave the field.
At the end of the day, the amount of food that is thrown away adds up to one-third of all food produced in the world. Having made this extremely alarming observation, Intermarché, a French supermarket chain, decided to flip this practice on its head, by launching: The Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables project.
We say Bravo for their #sustainable initiative which gives consumers the choice to buy non-flawless, but nevertheless tasty produce but we are somewhat saddened that we need a commercial operation to remind us that "clothes do not make the man" and stunned to belong to world where many go hungry, yet where #edible but misshapen produce have no room in large retailers...
Intermarché launched the Inglorious Fruits&Vegetables, a film, print, poster and radio campaign, celebrating the beauty of the Grotesque Apple, the Ridiculou...