Category Archives: Food

Rooftop beehives at Fortnum, central London.

The Carniolan bees – noted for their sweet nature – were first housed in Shropshire, where they produced the first batch of Fortnum’s Bees’ Honey in 2006.   Now installed in their new residences on the roof of 181 Piccadilly, they … Continue reading

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Obama organics and a white house

CNN article First lady Michelle Obama helped break ground on a new White House organic “kitchen garden” Friday. It will be the first working garden at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. since Eleanor Roosevelt planted a so-called “victory garden” at the height … Continue reading

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Eco-Coop Try-Before-You-Buy Scheme

Do you fancy having a go at keeping your own chickens but don’t want to commit for fear that it will prove too much by way of messy gardens, protesting neighbours and such-like?  Well Rentachook is an established company that allows you … Continue reading

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M&S plastic bag use drops by 80%!

Some good news from the M&S food chain. Over the last 6 weeks use of disposable plastic shopping bags by their customers has dropped by 80%! This is thanks to their policy of charging 5 pence per bag and their … Continue reading

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The all singing, all dancing Good Fish Guide!

[1min.] The Oxford band Stornoway have released a good tune to help us remember the right fish to eat. And this is what they had to say; Do you like eating fish? Did you know that around 75% of the … Continue reading

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UN food crisis task force set up as hunger spreads

  Article The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is setting up a task force to tackle the global food crisis. Mr Ban said the world faced “widespread hunger, malnutrition and social unrest on an unprecedented scale” because of soaring … Continue reading

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News flash: Walmart rations rice to Americans

Article The global food crisis reached the United States yesterday as big retailers began to ration sales of rice in response to bulk purchases by customers alarmed by rocketing prices of staples. Wal-Mart’s cash and carry division, Sam’s Club, announced … Continue reading

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Wood pigeon thrives in UK’s warmer winters

As food prices soar across the UK consumers may find themselves hunting for free food again. Never fear, the RSPB’ s Big Garden Birdwatch survey has reported sightings of wood pigeons in people’s gardens rocketing by 665%. BBC report. To … Continue reading

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EU to Hold an Investigation into Supermarket Dominance

Cheap food doesn’t actually come cheap.  Not for some anyway. A proposal put forward by Euro MP Caroline Lucas to hold an investigation into supermarket dominance has been approved by the European Union.  Caroline has been lobbying Brussels to examine the impacts … Continue reading

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Is your prawn sandwich a deadly luxury?

These days you eat or drink something and before you know you’re part of a destructive change of events, destroying other peoples lives and their surrounding environment. Beware the humble prawn sandwich! Prawn production is linked to a number of … Continue reading

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