Champagne losing its fizz due to climate change

Climate change is responsible for many of the strange things occurring in the world right now, and for many climate deniers, hit them with their favourite glass of bubbly and they may just get it. Champagne is in danger of losing its distinctive flavour and fizz because of climate change. Warmer temperatures and earlier harvests in the famous wine-making region of Champagne in France are … Continue reading Champagne losing its fizz due to climate change

Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Poke Cake

Blueberry Lemon Poke Cake is a lovely and colourful cake that’s moist and fluffy, making it perfect to serve up for a summer afternoon tea get-together. As the apt title states, Blueberry Lemon Poke Cake is a lemon cake with holes poked in it. Lemon blueberry sauce is drizzled on top of the cake so that the sauce and blueberries get down into the holes. Finally the … Continue reading Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Poke Cake

The Sustainable Food Story: Supperclub connecting diners to the origins of food

Journeying around the world through food, The Sustainable Food Story is a roving supperclub that aims to connect diners to the origins of food. The concept for the supperclub came about when farmer and scientist, Abi Aspen Glencross, and eco-chef Sadhbh Moore met over a shared interest for future food and farming. The roaming supperclub aims to tell stories about the origins of food and what … Continue reading The Sustainable Food Story: Supperclub connecting diners to the origins of food

Instock restaurants turning surplus food into creative and tasty meals

Zero waste is high on the agenda at Instock, a trio of restaurants in the Netherlands fighting food waste by taking surplus ingredients from local supermarkets and making meals from them. Instock prepares breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner from food that would otherwise be thrown away by grocers like Albert Heijn and other local producers. The menu at Instock changes regularly since the chefs don’t know what … Continue reading Instock restaurants turning surplus food into creative and tasty meals

Eco-conscious couple serve up food waste to guests at their wedding

Food that would have otherwise gone to waste made its way on to the wedding menu of an eco-conscious couple in North of England. The Real Junk Food Project (RJFP) was enlisted to create a menu for the Leeds-based couple Cherie Harris and James Mainwaring’s wedding day, made up entirely of food that outlets would otherwise have discarded. A total of 140 guests enjoyed a menu that included spinach … Continue reading Eco-conscious couple serve up food waste to guests at their wedding

The Felix Project: Helping to tackle food waste and food poverty in London

The Felix Project is an innovative project that aims to tackle food waste and food poverty in London. The project collects good quality food from suppliers, that would otherwise go to waste, then delivers it to charities so they can give vulnerable people a healthy meal or snack. By collecting surplus food from suppliers including supermarkets and wholesalers and delivering it local charities and projects, The … Continue reading The Felix Project: Helping to tackle food waste and food poverty in London

DIY Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother

Apple Cider Vinegar, like coconut oil and aloe vera, is a natural must-have that can be used for everything and anything – from maintaining good health, making a hair softening hair rinse through to household use. When purchasing Apple Cider Vinegar, look for the raw, organic, unfiltered varieties which contain the mother. The mother is a complex structure of living organisms or beneficial bacteria that work together … Continue reading DIY Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother

Iowa-based grocery store grows its own produce on shop front’s living walls

An Iowa-based grocery store is growing some of its own produce on living walls on the outside of the shop front, in an effort to grow local and no longer be heavily reliant on imported produce. Hy-Vee grocery store in Davenport, Iowa commissioned Friday’s Fresh Market (FFM) to install and maintain two eight-tower Grow Walls (hydroponic vertical gardens) on the outside of their store – … Continue reading Iowa-based grocery store grows its own produce on shop front’s living walls

Local Roots: Shipping containers become “fertile ground” for growing “any produce, anywhere”

LA-based company Local Roots is turning shipping containers into indoor farms that can turn any produce into local produce, anywhere. Local Roots grow fruits and vegetables in shipping containers that are stacked in old warehouses or parking lots, which can either be connected to the grid or powered by solar energy. Local Roots’s indoor farms are known as TerraFarms. Each TerraFarm is a controlled environment featuring LED lighting, computer-controlled … Continue reading Local Roots: Shipping containers become “fertile ground” for growing “any produce, anywhere”

Fresh Prescription: Detroit residents prescribed fresh fruit and veggies

A fruit and vegetable prescription programme is helping to create healthy communities and community environments in Detroit. The scheme known as Fresh Prescription, which prescribes fruit and vegetables on prescription rather than pills, targets low-income patients with chronic disease, caregivers of young children and pregnant women. The first fruit and vegetable prescription programme in Detroit was launched in July 2013 at CHASS Center, in partnership with Eastern Market … Continue reading Fresh Prescription: Detroit residents prescribed fresh fruit and veggies