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Why should we eat seasonal foods?

Why should we eat seasonal foods?

What is seasonality and why should we eat seasonal foods? Locally produced fruits and vegetables do not grow all year round - that’s no surprise to any of us (I hope).  But we easily take for granted that we can buy oranges, apples, tomatoes, onions and garlic at any time of year. To achieve this luxury - or modern expectation - requires a lot of resources. From thirsty, heated glass houses to planes, ships and trucks.  It shouldn’t surprise you to know that the Earth’s year is broken up into seasons. And all us Southern Hemispere-ers are aware that when...

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Food Waste in Australia

Food Waste in Australia

We’ve all experienced the floppy carrot, gooey lettuce or cultured zucchini in the back of the fridge. This is the type of wasted food we are most familiar with. However, it isn’t the only origin of food waste, and there are steps we can take to avoid food waste before that carrot has even made it to our fridge.  Food waste is a growing problem in Australia, with over 7 million tonnes of food being wasted every year. Why is it a problem? Food waste accounts for more than 5% of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. As food goes into the...

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