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An archive of my food sustainability columns

A tool kit for going waste free (Foodism)

Cut down on plastic

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’…
buy from local markets

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…

How to save food from being wasted (The Guardian)

Waste Not Chocolate

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…
Waste Not- 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…
Waste Not 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.…
Lemons

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…
Waste Not Cauliflowe

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:…
Waste Not Potato Peelings

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)

Porcini mushrooms climate change

Climate Change

‘Climate change‘ A change in climatic patterns, specifically referring to the great acceleration. A proposed new era called the Anthropocene, where humankind’s impact on the…
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 and permaculture.…
Biodiversity

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…
Food Sustainability

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 aims…
Our Food System

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,…
Our Food System

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,…