Avocado Anxiety: and Other Stories About Where Your Food Comes From

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Avocado Anxiety: and Other Stories About Where Your Food Comes From

Avocado Anxiety: and Other Stories About Where Your Food Comes From

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Very enjoyable and well narrated read/listen covering a lot of stuff we should all be trying to learn more about. Potato farmers are learning how to look after the soil better, largely from watching the organic movement. A portrait of a food system that has become miraculously proficient at giving us cheap produce whenever we want it but at the expense of so much else.

She covered UN climate change talks, GM foods and the badger cull during five years as the Environment Correspondent for The Daily Telegraph . As consumers we can cut food waste by eating our leftovers and embracing the wonky carrot, we can eat plant proteins like broad beans and grow our own courgettes. Generally, fruit and vegetables have a lower carbon footprint because it takes a lot less energy to grow a plant than to raise an animal. Above all, how do we stop worrying about our food choices and start making decisions that make a difference? She covered UN climate change talks, GM foods and the badger cull during five years as the Environment Correspondent for The Daily Telegraph.However, if the vegetables have been flown in by air freight, such as asparagus from Peru (18kg CO2e per kg), it can be up there with steak.

A fascinating book full of surprising facts that will force you to reconsider everything you thought you knew about fruit and vegetables. I can’t completely take away avocado anxiety – I’m not sure I want to, it is a product of living in our age. Avocado Anxiety encourages understanding the science behind one’s food and demonstrates the global impact of every meal. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Gray, a journalist who specializes in food and environmental issues, is not afraid to get her hands dirty.Trying to make sense of it, environmental journalist Louise Gray tracks the stories of our five-a-day, from farm to fruit bowl, and discovers the impact that growing fruits and vegetables has on the planet.

Instead, it’s hopeful and balanced and still manages to cover an impressive breadth of material without ever feeling overwhelming or preachy. When the water is coming from places suffering water shortages such as parts of Spain and South America this can cause droughts, harming local populations and wildlife.Picked by The Times as one of its environment books of the year, journalist Louise Gray tracks the story of our food from farm to fruit bowl, asking what impact our voracious appetites have on the planet. For her second book Avocado Anxiety And Other Stories About Where Your Food Comes From, the author explores the role of fruit and vegetables in shaping our environment. Avocados may not have a heavy carbon footprint but they use up a lot of water, around 85 litres to grow an avocado from Peru. If our ancestors could time-travel to one location in the present, where would modernity astound them most?



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