Food Safety

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Food Charities Stretched to Their Limits by the Pandemic

Globally, people have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic in a multitude of ways. One of the effects of the pandemic has been that more people are struggling to put food on the table. Despite the UK being one of the richest countries in the world, Sustain UK, a charity providing accommodation for vulnerable adults, estimates that …

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Vertical Farming’s Place in the Future of Sustainable Food Production

We are all aware of the need to live more sustainably, especially with our growing population. We need to find ways to feed ourselves that have a smaller impact on the environment, and vertical farming is touted by many as being a way to produce more food more sustainably. However, there are still lots of …

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Growing Food a Lot Closer to Home

Over the past year, we have all had to think about where our food is coming from. The stark reality of empty supermarket shelves was an impactful sight, reminding us that all our food doesn’t magically appear on the shelves for us to purchase and take home. In the UK, we import 45% of our food. …

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Why Small, Local Growers could put Big Growers out of Business

Many of us have the luxury of going to a supermarket or grocery store, picking our groceries off the shelves, and placing them in our basket, without a second thought about the journey they have been on to arrive here. It is only when those shelves start to look a little bare, as many did …

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How Clean is Your Food?

On an almost weekly basis, news stories from around the world warn us that food we may have bought recently in our local supermarket is unsafe for human consumption. Usually this is because the food has been found to have been contaminated by bacteria, often E. coli. It is almost unbelievable that in 2020 we …

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Food and Covid-19: Is Our Food Safe?

Worried about catching Covid-19 from your food? The good news is that the consensus among scientists is that the risk of catching Covid-19 from your food is very low. However, research into the behaviour of the virus in different environmental conditions has yielded some interesting results. Scientists were already aware that freezing rarely destroys viruses; …

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