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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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British Fishing Needs to be Thrown a Lifeline

If you’re living in the UK, you would have been hard pressed to avoid seeing news over the last week or so about the difficulties British fish and seafood companies are facing due to Brexit (Brexit: Seafood lorries park near Downing Street in protest over new rules causing severe delays at EU border | UK …

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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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