UK at the bottom of the European league table for organic farming
to be flippant here (defiant in the face of constant bad news on food prices) … this doesn’t affect me, as we don’t buy factory-processed food. the only corn I eat is a couple of cobs in the autumn grown in the garden - if I can get to them before the rabbits. some of our young like CocaCola, but in my view it would be wonderful if the price of that shot up, then they might seriously consider giving it up (or not)
the world is bonkers. too many peasants, move them off the land, then find your country doesn’t produce enough food, import it, then find your country can’t afford to, then watch 20% of your population emigrate. then let the farmers solve the mess the government has made, and things slowly start to improve.
(btw, some of this mess was encouraged by western government interference)
I’m not brave enough to be a freegan. Also, the supermarkets in Henley keep their bins hidden, and I think it defeats the object of the exercise to be travelling to the next town. But - sorry if I sound like Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells - you’d think the police had better things to do than arrest some nice woman taking what the supermarkets criminally throw away. Grrrr
more depressing news, this from The Observer
Weekly photograph of cross-section of sandwiches. Really delicious sandwiches. Thanks to Michael Pollan for the link
Great co-op bakery, currently raising money through loans - the interest in repayable in bread and bread-making courses. Inspirational
No need to keep this is a power-hungry fridge. Clear instructions about how to process the jar of pate so that it is shelf stable.
Useful ideas. Oliver Burkeman’s column in the Guardian is often quite useful.