Category Archives: Food Production

‘Food For Free’ and the Bees

I have a friend who is both a chef and a bit of a gardener and forager.  He runs a blog called ‘Food is Free‘ where he writes up recipes he has cooked using ingredients sourced growing wild.  Even though … Continue reading

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The New Vegetarian Conundrum – Meat from a Lab

Times were, being a vegetarian was rather simple.  Either you didn’t agree with animal suffering (which could prompt the question – what if death could be painless?) or you held a belief about lack of human right to take life*.  … Continue reading

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Food is an Ethical Issue

In a recent blog for the Independent entitled ‘Eating Ethics: are some foods morally bad for you?’ Kirk Leech concluded that ‘[f]ood should be seen as pleasure and not penance; something that brings happiness and joy rather than anxiety’.  Food, … Continue reading

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Earth Overshoot Day

It’s the first of October today.  Three more months to go until the new year.  But not for the planet.  September 27th was this year’s ‘Earth Overshoot Day’, calculated by the Global Footprint Network.  ‘Earth Overshoot Day’ is the date … Continue reading

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Meat Free Mondays

As promised in my last rant on social responsibility, this week all my posts shall be on little effective things that can be done to make changes for the environment.  The first, it still being Monday, is on food consumption … Continue reading

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DEFRA Refuses to Take Action on Animal Welfare Video

Today’s scourge through Twitter updates brought up an unpleasant video, broadcast on Sky News, and secretly recorded by Animal Aid.  As part of their campaign to get CCTVs legally instated in slaughterhouses, Animal Aid had managed to get CCTV cameras … Continue reading

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Seals Scapegoats for Fish Stocks

The list of things to avoid buying in supermarkets is quite a long one, and the standards of different ethical labels are often hard to make out.  It would be useful if food advertising was more honest; if labels truthfully … Continue reading

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