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An archive of food sustainability articles

A tool kit for going waste free (Foodism)

Two: buy from local markets

LOCAL MARKETS AND health food shops are food places where culture and community are still strong and thriving. Shopping at your local market will not only help you…

One: Cut down on plastic

In this eight-part series, I describe how to go waste-free in your own home. First up: cutting down on packaging when you shop WHAT DOES ‘ZERO waste’…

Two: buy from local markets

LOCAL MARKETS AND health food shops are food places where culture and community are still strong and thriving. Shopping at your local market will not only help you…

One: Cut down on plastic

In this eight-part series, I describe how to go waste-free in your own home. First up: cutting down on packaging when you shop WHAT DOES ‘ZERO waste’…

How to save food from being wasted (The Guardian)

Chocolate truffles

Waste Not… Chocolate

Over the last ten years all my work in food, writing, cooking and teaching has had a clear environmental focus. This passion for climate-friendly cuisine…
Zero waste lettuce

Waste Not… Lettuce

Salad is a bit like Marmite: you either love it or you hate it. I’m a lover of both, and they even taste good together…
Zero waste celery

Waste Not… Celery

A bushy head of celery with its leaves intact is quite spectacular and almost twice the size of a regular, chopped bunch from a supermarket.…
Zero waste lemon

Waste Not… Lemons

Lemon rinds add flavour to roasts, make a versatile salty preserve and give summer salads a sharp boost. Good lemons are knobbly, juice-filled and can…
Zero Waste Cauliflower

Waste Not… Cauliflower

he once-neglected cauliflower has been lifted to new heights in recent years, and now features regularly on restaurant menus, where it’s treated like a delicacy:…
Zero Waste Potatoes

Waste Not… Potato Peelings

It’s not surprising that the many people are up in arms about how much food we waste, and potatoes are part of the problem: about…

Food sustainability words and terms explained (Vegetarian Living Magazine)

Borage flowers

“Regenerative agriculture”

“Regenerative agriculture” Regenerative agriculture is an ideology and farming practice based on many years of scientific research and agroecological farming practices such as organic, biodynamic…
Biodiversity potatoes

“Biodiversity”

“Biodiversity” The variety of life (from a single-celled organism or plant to a mammal) within a defined location or system, from the whole world to…
Beetroots

“Food Sustainability”

“Food Sustainability”  A holistic approach to food that considers how our nutrition impacts the world around us from an environmental, social and economic perspective which…

The Long Read: Our Food System

What did you have for dinner last night? Humour me for just a minute and think about the ingredients in that meal. One by one,…

The Long Read: Our Food System

What did you have for dinner last night? Humour me for just a minute and think about the ingredients in that meal. One by one,…