10 Jan 2015: Thrifty or lavish, we all are now guests at the discounted, buy-one-get-one-free, year-round cheap food feast, eating more than we need and paying less for it – as a proportion of our incomes – than our grandparents did, or their parents before them. This, it turns out, is not entirely a good … Continue reading Food is too cheap
By the end of this century, many sea-creatures may be history. As we keep dumping greenhouse gases into the air, the oceans keep sucking them up, making the waters deadly to their inhabitants.
May 24, 2013: Here's my Guardian story on Gigha Halibut, the onshore farm producing gorgeous, chemical-free fish - at a premium - on Scotland's West Coast. It got interesting reaction from the salmon-farming industry. Some of it not even rude. See below. There are stealth bombers cruising through the huge swimming pool, flat-fish the size of … Continue reading The future of fish farming?
Updated version of story published in the Times 28 March 2013 I can't imagine Easter without a slow-roast leg of lamb. As crucial as a Cadbury's Creme Egg. The tradition comes from the Old Testament, but this year there is a more contemporary reason to buy lamb: British sheep farmers need our support. After a season … Continue reading 3 good reasons to buy British lamb – so why ship it from New Zealand?