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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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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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Covid – how cynicism and greed show up the US food system for what it is: broken and deadly

‘Social distancing is our way of life’, joked
a farmer from the US state of Nebraska on Facebook. But what may be true for
farmers certainly doesn’t apply to workers in slaughter facilities and meat
packing plants who work standing shoulder to shoulder. Few have protective
equipment, and with water and steam everywhere, masks would be useless within
minutes. In […]

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“And now for the hard part” – Food and Farming after Brexit

“And now for the hard part” – Food and Farming after Brexit

In
the US series ‘Justified’ one of the protagonists, Ma Bennett (Margo Martindale),
the head of a rather dysfunctional Appalachian family, occasionally solved
problems by serving her unsuspecting victims a jar of moonshine laced with
poison. “Now for the hard part” was her dry comment once the drink started to
take effect.

Brexit
is a bit like one of Ma Bennett’s concoctions. […]

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Slowly into the future

Slowly into the future

The wheels of Northern Irish politics are not the only ones to turn slowly these days. A Slow Food revolution is quietly taking place and it’s beginning to shape how local people shop and eat. In a world where Instagram continually encourages us to love ourselves, you’d think it would be obvious to nourish ourselves […]

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