I've never tried it but know people who have and have loved it - a very different drink to the milk most of us know from supermarket plastic bottles. One interesting, perhaps unexpected point, that comes out of this article is this from Fiona Provan, raw milk producer in Suffolk: “People fear food which isn't wrapped in plastic, with instructions or sell by dates, and fear food that hasn’t had the life zapped and sucked out of it by processing...many food intolerants have been found instead to be intolerant of the modern processes.” There's a reason (probably many reasons) why so many people have food intolerances today, could this be one of them? Highly processed goods.
Very informative article about organic food and its benefits, from the figures on pesticide content of fruit and veg to the GM debate to the hidden environmental costs of non-organic. The opening paragraph contains a little mentioned, overlooked fact: 'There’s nothing new or modish about organics – until the 1950s, all the food we ate was organically produced. It’s organic food that should be considered “normal”, not the upstart, factory-farmed, agrochemical stuff that’s only been on our shelves for a few decades.' Click through for more.
Encouraging news this week with M&S signing up to distribute its food waste to local charities in all 500 of its stores after a successful trial with 45 shops. Every little thing supermarkets and restaurants do makes a difference but it is at home that the real big change can be made - more than half of food waste comes from homes, not businesses. Still, thumbs up to M&S.
As I write this at 3.30pm the night already feels like it is drawing in, winter is a-coming. Time to ditch the tomatoes, peppers and summer veg and get the roots in! River Cottage's cookery teacher, Naomi Devlin, guides you through the chilly seasons, recommending the tastiest and most nutritious path to follow. Top tips on warding off colds and gaining Vitamin D without the sunshine.