Monthly Archive: December 2015


Take the local food pledge

This time last year I suggested that your New Year’s resolution could be a pledge to source more local and sustainable food. I once again urge you to take the local food pledge and support...


From bean to chocolate bar

Nearly everyone loves chocolate. So much so that a typical western adult eats their own body weight in chocolate every 10 years!  But how many of us have the foggiest idea where it comes...


From flooding to food

Lancaster’s recent floods are a timely reminder of the impacts that a  changing climate will bring. Similar extreme weather events are expected  to become more common place in a warming world, especially if we...