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Could eating meat save the planet?

Could eating meat save the planet?

Could eating meat save the planet?

Dr Sally Bell, a medical doctor specialising in lifestyle medicine, explores how ethical meat consumption can help improve environmental, welfare and health standards across the board.

I have been talking about our broken food system over the past few weeks. Industrialised farming is having a devastating effect on our planet […]

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Eating Local: Celebrating Northern Irish products

Eating Local: Celebrating Northern Irish products

Eating Local: Celebrating Northern Irish products

In this series, Slow Food in the UK meets different growers, producers and small business owners looking to find innovative and sustainable ways of improving the food supply chain. This week, we meet Belfast-based couple Lydia Hodgins and Justin Thompson, founders of LocalBox, a food delivery service encouraging members to […]

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Growing a Slow Food Family

Growing a Slow Food Family

Growing a Slow Food Family

When talking to your children about sustainable food and the environment, where does a parent or carer start? The answer can be found closer to home than you think, says Jess Carter, co-founder of GrowBox. Together with Bethia Stevenson-Paul, the small business seeks to instill in children a respect and appreciation […]

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The future of luxury conscious travel

The future of luxury conscious travel

When the novel Coronavirus overturned our lifestyles, prompted full-scale lockdown in some countries and month-long bans on non-essential travel, we witnessed the result of our inactivity on planet Earth for the first time. Now, travel restrictions are beginning to ease. With the introduction of travel corridors between England and over 50 different countries and territories, […]

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Thyme at Southrop

Thyme at Southrop

Several weeks ago I booked the only available table at the Ox Barn, the latest restaurant to open at the privately owned Thyme, Southrop.  Ox Barn was launched about two years ago with Charlie Hibbert as Head Chef.  It is very much a family business with his mother, Caryn, as founder and Creative Director on the entire […]

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Government’s obesity strategy likely to be thin on impact

The Government has launched its Obesity Strategy, and its aims are laudable.

We are the fattest man, woman and child in Europe. Almost two-thirds of us are overweight or obese, and the number of children in Year 6 throughout the UK who are overweight or obese climbs ever higher with every year.

We live in an obesogenic […]

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Ursula Hudson 1958-2020

Ursula Hudson 1958-2020

Our friend and colleague Ursula Hudson passed away last weekend after a long fight with illness.

In more recent years she was both on the International Executive Committee of Slow Food, and President of Slow Food Germany. Many in the UK will know her from her involvement in Slow Food Sussex and on the board of […]

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Brexit, lies and chlorinated chicken

Brexit, lies and chlorinated chicken

The
end of June marked the moment when the British government moved Britain’s
farmers even closer to the cliff edge that is Brexit. By rejecting to ask the
EU for an extension of the transition period, leaving the EU without any trade
agreement has become far more likely – and that spells disaster for the
livelihood of many British farmers, […]

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Mindful Eating with Balance Holidays

Mindful Eating with Balance Holidays

It has been several weeks since we’ve been confined at home due to
current circumstances. For most of us, we have probably already taken an
internal road-trip of self-discoveries, seeking answers to who we are and
what’s next in terms of life progression. The more we dwell, the easier it
becomes to spiral down a slope made up of […]

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Prosecco DOC Rosé gets green light from Italy’s National Wine Committee.

Prosecco DOC Rosé gets green light from Italy’s National Wine Committee.

We may be locked down, and our restaurants and bars still closed, but we can smile and look forward to more Rose days to come:  On the 20th May,  Italy’s National Wine Committee approved changes to the Prosecco DOC that will allow the making of Prosecco Rosé.

We drink more Prosecco than anyone in the world, […]

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