Climate Change and the Food we eat

For the past few months I’ve been thinking about coming out more strongly on climate change. Some of my colleagues say don’t. That it will scare people off. But I’m starting to feel that I can’t keep my mouth shut whilst the threat of global warming and climate change escalates. Earlier this month an ice bridge in Antartica linking a shelf of ice the size of Jamaica snapped, a pretty significant indicator of things to come. Meanwhile the media and the government put out mixed messages – in one statement climate change is the greatest challenge we face, in another it’s business as usual…

There are tons of positive moves being made that could transform the planet’s prospects (many of which we never hear about), but if it’s going to work we all have to do our bit too, starting now.

You could start in the garden (or window sill, or shared land) and grow some of your own food. You could make a herb or veg garden so you don’t have to buy supermarket food flown from abroad, or plant flowers to encourage bees.

Growing your own will save you money, and energy too – about a third of our carbon footprints comes from producing and transporting the food we eat. To help, we have a growing range of eco products for the garden.