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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She covered UN climate change talks, GM foods and the badger cull during five years as the Environment Correspondent for The Daily Telegraph. If our ancestors could time-travel to one location in the present, where would modernity astound them most? Avocado Anxiety encourages understanding the science behind one’s food and demonstrates the global impact of every meal.

When we come back to look at the early decades of the 21 st Century, the dish that will surely sum up our age is avocado on toast? Louise is passionate about environmental issues, increasingly focusing on how individuals can make a difference through the choices they make, such as the food we eat. 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. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.This isn't pro or anti industry/meat/veggie etc, it simply gives a balanced view of the 'grey' area that most food issues come with. As a nation we do not eat enough fruit and veg (only a third of adults eat the recommended five-a-day), we need to start filling our plates with vegetables from farmers and growers we trust. Horticulturalists are learning how to make space for nature by growing crops such as lettuce on vertical farms indoors, and leaving wild land for birds and other wildlife. A vegan diet generally has a lower carbon footprint, unless you are living off exotic fruits and vegetables flown in from abroad. Potato farmers are learning how to look after the soil better, largely from watching the organic movement.

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.In an effort to make sense of the complex food system we are all part of, Louise Gray decides to track the stories of our five-a-day, from farm to fruit bowl, and discover the impact that growing fruits and vegetables has on the planet. In a quietly confident manner, Avocado Anxiety makes you think for yourself on matters that can only be described as universally urgent.

Louise uses a series of stories and real-world examples to show just how complex even the foods we think of as 'simple' are. Established in 2009, Tippermuir seeks to add to the cultural life of Scotland by publishing interesting and worthy books in English and Scots. I believe that by making the consumer aware we can drive those in power to take seriously the role of food in making our population healthier and our environment more resilient. In recent years, she has written for The Sunday Times , Scottish Field , the Guardian and The Spectator , among others.

Instead, it’s hopeful and balanced and still manages to cover an impressive breadth of material without ever feeling overwhelming or preachy. I think instead we could be educating ourselves about the delicious alternatives and the small ways we can make the food system better. 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.



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