Sales of organic food and drink top £2billion for the first time after demand rises for the fifth year in a row

Demand for organic food and drink has risen for the fifth year in a row. Annual UK sales were up 7.1 per cent in 2016 to top £2billion for the first time, a report found. Much of the rise was driven by high street chains including Pret a Manger, McDonald’s – which uses organic milk … Read more…

Time to get Active! Let’s Fight USA GMOs.  

When I started my cookery school 25 years ago, my ethos of buying local, seasonal, organic (wherever possible) produce was something very new to my students. How times have changed and thankfully for the better. Back then I wrote scathing articles both in the UK and in the USA about GMO crops, over-use of hormones and … Read more…

New Year’s revolutions – Can the UK reduce our food waste line in 2016?

Got an ethically minded food-related New Years resolution? It could be sourcing more sustainably, paying a fair price for milk, or disposing of your waste in a more environmentally friendly way.  Share it with us here, tweet or Facebook us and we would love to share it with the food community. We suggest we all … Read more…

Food festivals – September highlights

Ashburton Food & Drink Festival: Saturday 12th September Now in it’s 5th year, the Ashburton Food & Drink Festival is a celebration of the fantastic local food producers and traders that are found in and around our historic Dartmoor town. The festival is enjoyed for the quality of the producers, the friendly atmosphere and cookery … Read more…