Category Archives: Food Security

How Have You Destroyed The Planet Today?

Even before we wake up, each and every one of us is responsible for causing a little more environmental destruction each moment that passes. Whether it’s the heating system kicking on so you’re comfortable when you finally summon up that energy to roll back the duvet, the bacon that’s sitting in your fridge ready for breakfast, or even the phone sitting by your bed primed to ring that dreaded alarm so that you’re not late for work; everything that we do, or use, or create, has an impact on the environment that is rapidly killing this planet.

There is no magic cure, or perfect solution. Simply by living in our complex and advanced societies, we will affect the world around us; however the question is – what can we do to live sustainably?

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What If There Is No Cake?

As David Davis and his team return to Brussels to “get down to business on Brexit” for another week of negotiations, both the Conservative Government and the Labour opposition have been accused of wanting to “have their cake and eat it”. This being a reference to, frankly, deluded ambitions of what can be achieved in EU exit negotiations. Somewhat topically, Professor Tim Lang, of the Centre for Food Policy, has published a paper detailing the significant risks to UK food security following Brexit. The report sets out the stark, and frightening, reality of what Brexit could mean for the UK. Far from having our cake and eating it, we might not have our cake at all.

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