When you grow your own food you are less inclined to waste it. This is the basis of this weeks episode. My belief is that organically grown local food equals less waste.
I talk about our failed 100 mile diet and how hard it was to stick to it, and the realisation I came to that most of our food is grown with the assistance of fossil fuels. In the second half of the show, I give tips about how to prevent food waste.
I believe that growing your own food is one of the most radical acts that you can achieve in your own home. You break that dependence on the industrial food system and become that little bit closer to be able to look after yourself. Especially that most of our food is grown using oil.
Did you know that for every 1 calorie of food grown, it takes 10 calories of oil to grow it? That is unsustainable considering that fossil fuels are a finite resource. Something to think about when you tuck into your next meal.
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Next week we have our Christmas Special where Kim and I share what we achieved this year, including the highs and lows. I don’t know if we will be singing this year, but you never know. I might even belt out a verse or two of a White Christmas, that old Bing favourite that gets a hammering around here at this time of year!