Who needs fossil fuels to access fresh fruit?

Reducing carbon emissions

The bigger picture

One important step we can take to reduce our carbon emissions is by choosing to eat food that has been produced more locally. With some foods this is difficult; we don’t have the right conditions to grow bananas in the UK for example. For other foods such as apples, pears or cherries it makes sense to grow them locally.

Did you know that you can eat a different variety of apple grown in the UK everyday for over 6 years! And yet we import almost 70% of our apples from aboard!  

By growing more food locally and organically we are taking positive action to reduce the impact of climate change by reducing our food miles and dependence on crude oil and other fuels, which as we know is running out.

This makes now a particularly good time to work toward improving our ‘food security’ by producing more local food. Our food hasn’t always depended on oil. Using small scale organic techniques can help us to understand how we produced food not too long ago while simultaneously helping us to prepare for a low carbon future!

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