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Wellbeing habits emerging from Coronavirus and are here to stay

Wellbeing habits emerging from Coronavirus and are here to stay

Where have you been turning to support personal wellbeing? Perhaps before Coronavirus, wellbeing was considered a fanciful ideal wrapped in Zen, perfect happiness and optimal health. Although this is still true, through recent events, many are beginning to realise that wellbeing is in fact, a way of living. Realising it touches all aspects of our […]

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One pesto at a time

One pesto at a time

with all the stress and never-ending twists and turns has been cooking – and so, despite the never-ending pile of dishes in the sink.

I’ve really enjoyed developing new “signature recipes” – some easy go-to dishes to cheer me up on a weekday night, from a quick carbonara pasta to a hearty lentil dhal. For me, […]

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Urgent, untimely and by stealth: the government consultation on “the regulation of genetic technologies”

The term “regulation” may chime with “boring” and “bureaucracy” but in combination with “genetic technologies” the announcement of the consultation[1] on January, 7th certainly jolted me wide awake. The government wants to do away with at least some of the regulations that, under EU law, constrained the use of gene editing (GE) techniques. And […]

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Scottish Food Guide Launches its Charter

Scottish Food Guide Launches its Charter

Wendy Barrie of Slow Food Supporter, Scottish Food Guide, is nailing her colours firmly to the mast and publishing the Scottish Food Guide Charter. Wendy has steadfastly championed family businesses that exemplify the best in Scottish food tourism, creating Scottish Food Guide and its associated Scottish Cheese Trail and Scottish Farm Shops in 2002. The […]

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PAMA: Ferment Masters

PAMA: Ferment Masters

The UK Supreme Champion Product in the Slow Food Awards for 2020 was won by Slow Food Supporter, PAMA.

These awards are public votes, and no shortlist is made by Slow Food. PAMA didn’t win by a small margin either, they won by a landslide – so what is it that makes these products […]

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Let’s be proud of the British terroir

Let’s be proud of the British terroir

Last Christmas, I worked as a cheese monger at Neal’s Yard Dairy. Most of you must be familiar with the fantastic job the company has been doing to improve British cheese. However, many customers still asked for French cheese and were looking for brie, camembert or a piece of comté. With my relatively strong French […]

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Slow Garden Chronicle: Seeds, seeds, seeds

Slow Garden Chronicle: Seeds, seeds, seeds

Have you got all your seeds ready for the year ahead?  How about a planting plan?

I really look forward to getting the vegetable seed catalogues.  Even the words sound Edwardian and conjure in me thoughts of brown packets, compost and gardeners twine.  I get the impression that other gardeners pore over their catalogues for days […]

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Best Traditional or Heritage Breed Product at British Charcuterie Live

Best Traditional or Heritage Breed Product at British Charcuterie Live

Once again, Slow Food is working with British Charcuterie Live, to set the criteria for Best Traditional or Heritage Breed product.

Charcuterie is having a huge renaissance in the UK, and using traditional techniques and native breeds are at the heart of this growing artisan craft.

If you are Charcuterie producer, then the letter from the doyenne […]

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#NotInMySupermarket

#NotInMySupermarket

Slow Food in the UK and Beyond GM has co-ordinated a campaign with more than 50 NGOs, civil society leaders and farmers to ask our largest UK Supermarkets not to stock genetically engineered/gene edited (GMO) foods.

Why now?

The Government has launched a consultation – ending on 17th March – to allow genetically engineered/gene […]

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Food of the Future: Cereals

Food of the Future: Cereals

Cereals have been, and still are, a cornerstone of the British diet, yet they have evolved, and their usage has evolved. Modern cereals must be high yielding, fast growing, disease, pest and increasingly pesticide, herbicide and fungicide resistant. They must be suited to large fields, monocultural living, sickly soils, and a sterile environment home to […]

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