Probiotic Prunes anyone?

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So, I wanted to write a blog post all about my recent trip to the Carolinas to visit my boyfriend’s friends and family. Thinking about what to base it on I came up with several options… the amazing array of candy, giant portion sizes and sightings of the Confederate flag to name a few. But I decided to use this post to highlight some of the differences between the UK and this part of America – some examples paint the South in a positive light and some not so much, but there is no judgement being made here just observations about a place I really loved!

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6a. Resource saving housekeeping – Food & Oh How We Waste It

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*Globally we waste around 1.6 billion tonnes of food every year*

*Global food waste could potentially rise by a third by 2030*

*More than 50% of food waste in the UK comes from households*

*The average household wastes around £470 of food a year*

To me, these are scary figures and indicative of a problem that really doesn’t seem to be getting much better but also doesn’t have an easy solution. This post is going to be looking at what we as individuals can be doing to help prevent and reduce the travesty of beautiful food being thrown away every day.

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5. Minimally Processed Food Preference (we sure about this…?)

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So, this is the one principle of sustainable nutrition that I take the most issue with. Processed foods have received a fair bit of press over recent years and most of it extremely negative. I want to uncover with this post why this might be and present some alternative realities around processed foods.

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4. Choose Fairtrade products (when and if you can!)

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When Fairtrade first started to creep into my consciousness (mostly from my amazing mum who has been shouting the good cause since we were kids) it was just another picture on a chocolate wrapper to ignore. But as my interest in where food comes from, sustainability and general interest in trying to be a better person grew I wanted to understand more about what it actually means. Hopefully this post will allow me to share some of what I’ve learnt, mostly through being a coffee and chocolate junkie!

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3. Regional and seasonal products

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A handful of big businesses dictate the production, distribution and marketing of most of the food we eat. This current food system allows 1 billion people to go hungry every day, at huge cost to the environment. That just doesn’t make good sense to me, so what can we do to fight back against this?

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‘Super’ (fucking not) food

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This is one topic that I absolutely need to have a great big rant about. I don’t know exactly when it happened but somehow this word has become commonplace in everyday life, in adverts and written brazenly on packing of so many foods. Bandied around as if it made the most clear sense of all health statements, backed by the most solid evidence base.

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