Low-impact food & drink articles

May
10
2020
Dave Darby

Our policy on keeping animals & eating meat

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Our topics include vegetarianism and veganism, but also keeping animals (for meat, dairy, eggs, honey, wool, leather, work etc); and also fishing and hunting animals in the wild. Is this incongruous? As a sustainability / new economy organisation, should we be promoting only veganism, rather than the keeping and/or eating of animals? Read more …

Feb
9
2020
Debbie Clarke

How to start a co-operative grocery in your town: Debbie Clarke of Unicorn Grocery, Part 2

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This is Part 2 of an interview with Debbie Clarke of Unicorn Grocery – a co-operative grocery store in Manchester. In Part 1, I talked with Debbie about what it’s like to work in a co-operative grocery. Here we talk about the “Grow your own Grocery” guide that her co-op has produced for people who might be interested in starting a co-operative grocery in their town – as well as how to develop the co-operative economy generally. Read more …

Jan
12
2020
Lynne Davis

How to grow the non-corporate food sector: interview with Lynne Davis of the Open Food Network (Part 2)

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This is Part 2 of an interview by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org / NonCorporate.org with Lynne Davis of the Open Food Network as part of a series of interviews with people building the new economy. Here’s Part 1, and below is the transcript of the interview, plus the video. Read more …

Dec
15
2019
Debbie Clarke

What it’s like to work in a cooperative grocery store: Debbie Clarke of Unicorn Grocery, Part 1

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Today I’m talking with Debbie Clarke of Unicorn Grocery – a cooperative grocery store in Manchester; and the thing I’m particularly interested in about Unicorn Grocery is that instead of wanting to become a huge chain, they’ve got a toolkit called ‘Grow your own Grocery’ to help people set up cooperative grocery stores in their own towns. Read more …

Nov
24
2019
Lynne Davis

How the Open Food Network helps local food producers: interview with Lynne Davis (Part 1)

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Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org / NonCorporate.org interviews Lynne Davis of the Open Food Network as part of a series of interviews with people building the new economy. Here’s the transcript of the interview, plus the video (below). Read more …

Sep
29
2019
Alice Brown

The future of community-supported agriculture: Alice Brown of Sutton Community Farm (Part 2)

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This is part 2 of a conversation with Alice Brown of Sutton Community Farm. In Part 1 we talked about why CSA farms are such a good idea. This time we talk more about Sutton Community Farm and the future of community-supported agriculture within the food industry. Read more …

Sep
15
2019
Alice Brown

Why community farms are such a good idea: Alice Brown of Sutton Community Farm (Part 1)

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Today I’m talking with Alice Brown of Sutton Community Farm. I’m interested in looking at how we produce food in the new economy. The current system is a disaster in terms of environment and wealth concentration. Read more …

Sep
10
2019
Ruby Taylor

September forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

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Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shares her forage of the month for September, with stress-busting nettle seeds the star of the show as autumn approaches. Read more …

Aug
27
2019
Dee Butterly

Get the Good Food March 2019 in the diary – pots and pans at the ready!

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The Landworkers’ Alliance will be joining a host of partners to put farming, food and climate justice centre stage this October. Here’s how you can join them on the Good Food March 2019 in London. Read more …

Aug
18
2019
Chris Smaje

The elephant in the room is capitalism. Maybe.

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Chris Smaje of Vallis Veg and Small Farm Future shares his thoughts as to why the elephant in the room is capitalism. Maybe. It’s over to Chris from here…
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Jul
23
2019
Benedict Noel

Alternatives to single-use plastic in mushroom growing

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Benedict Noel of The Mushroom Guide shares his tried and tested alternatives to single use plastic in mushroom growing. Read more …

Jul
16
2019
Benedict Noel

The Mushroom Guide Part 9: working with agar cultures

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A jellylike substance derived from seaweed, Benedict Noel sets out the role of agar cultures in Part 9 of his Mushroom Guide. Read more …

Jul
4
2019
Benedict Noel

The Mushroom Guide Part 8: working with liquid mushroom cultures

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We learn how to work with liquid mushroom cultures as The Mushroom Guide with Benedict Noel continues. Read more …

Jun
18
2019
Benedict Noel

The Mushroom Guide Part 7: preparing mushroom spawn (2)

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Mushroom grower extraordinaire Benedict Noel explains how to prepare mushroom spawn using a pressure cooker, as his Mushroom Guide series continues. Read more …

May
30
2019
Benedict Noel

The Mushroom Guide Part 6: preparing mushroom spawn

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Benedict Noel shares how to scale up your mushroom production, preparing mushroom spawn using grain to then inoculate sawdust bags. Read more …

May
24
2019
Benedict Noel

The Mushroom Guide Part 5: inoculating fruiting substrate

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Inoculating fruiting substrate: sounds a little daunting, no? Fear not – Benedict Noel explains all in Part 5 of his Mushroom Guide for beginners keen to grow their own shiitake mushrooms. Read more …

Apr
16
2019
Benedict Noel

The Mushroom Guide Part 1: why grow shiitake mushrooms?

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No garden? No problem! In the first of a new series from the Mushroom Guide, Benedict Noel considers why shiitake mushrooms make a great starting point for anyone new to mushroom growing, particularly in an urban environment. Read more …

Mar
19
2019
Victoria Bryceson

Not just for vegans: low-impact family festivals in 2019 from Vegan Events UK

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We hear from the team behind a host of new UK events and festivals putting veganism firmly in the limelight all the way from Glasgow to Plymouth.

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Feb
14
2019
Emily Fawcett

The surprising benefits of harvesting wild foods – more than you’d expect!

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In this article, Emily Fawcett and Charlie Loram of the Old Way look at the less visible benefits of harvesting wild foods.

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Jan
13
2019
Maresa Bossano

Community-supported agriculture vs corporate supermarkets: Maresa Bossano of the UK CSA Network

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This is part 2 of an interview with Maresa Bossano, who is the co-ordinator for the Community-Supported Agriculture Network in the UK. Part 1 is here.

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