Less is more

Less is more

Maybe we should stop asking why real food is expensive and start asking why processed food is so cheap. What are the consequences for ever cheaper meat?

Blaisdon Red Plum

Blaisdon Red Plum

Welcome the newest addition to the Ark of Taste: the Blaisdon Red Plum, a traditional English jam variety that also eats very well when ripe. As the area of land maintained as traditional orchards has plummeted since 1950s, it is absolutely vital to protect and celebrate this severely threatened part of our heritage; traditional orchards are carefully managed to provide a haven for wildlife and of course produce some of Britain's best fruit.
Kadodē Kampot Pepper UK

Kadodē Kampot Pepper UK

Known as the ‘King of Pepper’ – Kadodē Kampot Pepper is both exceptional and rare, with GI Protected status. We work directly with over 140 farmers in Southern Cambodia – ensuring every aspect of cultivation, sorting, grading and cleaning is managed and carried out by hand using organic methods. All our pepper is 100% traceable back to the farm, […]

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Slow Food UK
July 31, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Did you know that 24 million slices of bread get thrown in home bins every day in the UK?

Slow Food International say it's time to do something about #foodwaste. Agreed!

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Food Waste

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Gob-smacking facts about the one-third of food produced for human consumption that never makes it to our plates…

Slow Food UK
July 30, 2015 at 4:44 pm

In measures aimed at tackling obesity to be rolled out before the start of the autumn term, sugary drinks aimed at children will be replaced by no-added-sugar alternatives.

What are your thoughts on Tesco's latest announcement?

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Tesco announces plans to axe sugary drinks

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Tesco has announced plans to axe sugary drinks, which would see some best-selling products by Ribena and Capri-Sun disappearing from shelves.

Slow Food UK
July 29, 2015 at 2:41 pm

"I believe that we are what we eat. When we eat fast food we adopt the value culture of cheap and easy... If we change the way we eat, we will have tremendous effect." - Alice Waters, VP Slow Food International.

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Alice Waters: 'We Are Digesting Values' When We Eat

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The way to solve problems is through food. I believe that the whole world has to be educated. Every decision we make is a very political decision. If we change the way we eat, we will have tremendous effect.

Slow Food UK
July 26, 2015 at 9:15 am

The modern supermarket is a riot of multicoloured discounts and promotions, with a fluctuating lineup of offers that you can hardly be expected to analyse when you’re on your commute.

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Food fight: the secrets of the supermarket price war

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The world of grocery pricing is mysterious and highly competitive. As Lidl and Aldi turn up the heat, the ‘big four’ have come under fire again for their practices. But if we’re being taken for a ride, why don’t we notice?

Slow Food UK
July 25, 2015 at 9:21 am

Roll up, roll up, wonky veg, ugly fruit and weird farmers' market vegetables!

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What To Do With Weird Farmers Market Vegetables

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The market in July is a wondrous place: juicy tomatoes, jewel-toned eggplants, sweet yellow corn. But greens that look like weeds may be more intimidating. Here's how to tame them.

Slow Food UK
July 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

Around 15 percent of the world's food is now grown in urban areas. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), urban farms already supply food to about 700 million residents of cities, representing about a quarter of the world’s urban population.

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Urban Farms and Gardens Are Feeding Cities Around the World

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Around the world, urban farms and gardens are cultivating good food on underutilized land.

Slow Food UK
July 23, 2015 at 10:09 am

More on the hot topic that is #FoodWaste - it’s clear that a lot more can, and should, be done to minimise it.

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The scandal of the 89m tonnes of food binned while millions go hungry

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Supermarkets can act on “morally repugnant” food waste and work with charities and other partners to provide meals for vulnerable people

Slow Food UK
July 22, 2015 at 10:26 am

What's your ultimate favourite cheese? Check out Slow Food International's Cheeses of the Week!

Read about our #SlowCheese & Raw Milk campaign here: http://goo.gl/iGqntv

#WorldwideWednesday

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Cheeses of the Week: July 20-26 - Slow Food Expo 2015

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Campana Buffalo’s Mozzarella Cheese, Ciminà Caciocavallo Cheese, Coazze Cevrin Cheese and, from France, Camembert de Normandie AOP. These are the four cheeses that will be on offer from July 20-26 in the Slow Cheese area at Expo.

Slow Food UK
July 21, 2015 at 3:01 pm

“Doctors are increasingly concerned about the impact of poor diet, which is responsible for up to 70,000 deaths a year, and has the greatest impact on the NHS budget, costing £6bn annually”.

Yet more reasons why food education and the #SlowFood movement are so important.

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Doctors demand a 20% tax on sugary drinks to fight UK obesity epidemic

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BMA report says use money to subsidies fruit and vegetables, and demands regulatory action from taxation to clampdown on marketing to children

Slow Food UK
July 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Via Food Matters

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