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Avocado Anxiety: and Other Stories About Where Your Food Comes From

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Avocado Anxiety encourages understanding the science behind one’s food and demonstrates the global impact of every meal. As pressure grows via social media to post pictures of food that ticks all the boxes in terms of health and the environment, these food stories from the author of the award-winning The Ethical Carnivore are also a personal story of motherhood and the realisation that nothing is ever perfect. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

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. A fascinating book full of surprising facts that will force you to reconsider everything you thought you knew about fruit and vegetables. 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. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. 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.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. In recent years, she has written for The Sunday Times , Scottish Field , the Guardian and The Spectator , among others. The UK’s most popular fruit is so cheap because it relies on a monoculture built on cheap labour and the clearing of rainforests.

By turns fascinating, moving and funny, Louise Gray gives readers the knowledge they need to make more informed choices about what to eat. Generally, fruit and vegetables have a lower carbon footprint because it takes a lot less energy to grow a plant than to raise an animal. I think instead we could be educating ourselves about the delicious alternatives and the small ways we can make the food system better. Avocado Anxiety encourages understanding the science behind one's food and demonstrates the global impact of every meal. Very enjoyable and well narrated read/listen covering a lot of stuff we should all be trying to learn more about.

In one meme it was claimed eating avocado on toast rather than saving money for a house, was preventing young people getting on the property ladder. In recent years she has written for The Sunday Times, Scottish Field, The Guardian and The Spectator, among others. As pressure grows to share our healthy, environmentally friendly lives on social media, Avocado Anxiety is also a personal story of motherhood and the realisation that nothing is ever perfect.

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.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.

She covered UN climate change talks, GM foods and the badger cull during five years as the Environment Correspondent for The Daily Telegraph. I can’t completely take away avocado anxiety – I’m not sure I want to, it is a product of living in our age. Picked by The Times as one of its environment books of the year, journalist Louise Gray tracks the story of our food from farm to fruit bowl, asking what impact our voracious appetites have on the planet. She has since followed that up with The Cauldron of Life, The Sword of Light, and The Spear of Truth. Louise uses a series of stories and real-world examples to show just how complex even the foods we think of as 'simple' are.Have you ever wondered who picked your Fairtrade banana or how far your green beans travelled to reach your plate? Above all, how do we stop worrying about our food choices and start making decisions that make a difference? Established in 2009, Tippermuir seeks to add to the cultural life of Scotland by publishing interesting and worthy books in English and Scots. Instead, it’s hopeful and balanced and still manages to cover an impressive breadth of material without ever feeling overwhelming or preachy.

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