Interesting story brewing about air freighted food (read more here). It's probably worth saying at this point that we don't air freight our ingredients.
And now it's time to enjoy the rest of the damp and drizzly Bank Holiday Monday. Whoopee.
Photo by Ann Cantelow. Thanks Ann.
How do you get it then? By ship I presume? I don't know why but I thought you flew the fruit over too x
Posted by: beth | May 28, 2007 at 08:17 PM
I think it's a good idea though that the soil association have. Because whats the point in buying organic and trying to be green, when what you buy actually increases emissions because it has been flown in from abroad.
Posted by: beth | May 28, 2007 at 08:20 PM
I do agree we need to be careful about emissions - but the public demand for say strawberries at christmas leads to procurement from the middle east (i.e by air 60% of the time) but if they were grown in glasshouses in UK in time for xmas - it would have just as many emissions from this local "forced" production - so it is also about consumer demand affecting where products are sourced from and how they arrive
Posted by: rachel | May 28, 2007 at 09:52 PM
who needs to eat strawberries in decemmber anyway?! people need to face facts and relearn seasonality!
Posted by: Carolyn | May 29, 2007 at 02:03 PM