Green & Ethical Living

How can we feed all the people in the world?

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The global challenges we face of how to feed a growing population has become a hot topic over the past few years. It is now clear that something has to be done to tackle these challenges as our current way of producing food is destroying our planet.

Homemade Toiletries

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True Food has a fabulous selection of natural toiletries, cotton wool, tooth brushes etc. Be assured all your bathroom needs are supplied ready to use! But did you know they also supply some of the raw ingredients to make your own toiletries? You can invest in a few reusable bottles and away you go!

Food security and self-sufficiency

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Food security is a hot topic due to global concerns about feeding a growing population. This is inextricably tied in with the question of food self-sufficiency, and with Brexit looming, it hasn’t been so relevant since the second world war.

Why buy local, seasonal food?

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September is a time of year in which, since the dawn of agriculture, harvest has been celebrated. Seasonal food scarcity is almost unheard of, as what we can’t grow here in the UK, we just import. But there are so many benefits of buying local, seasonal food.

What does Organic mean?

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What does Organic mean? When did it all start? Is it more nutritious? Is it better for the environment? Is it the same as free-range? Is it just about food? Are supermarkets’ organic good enough, and is everything True Food stocks organic? Answers here…

The truth about palm oil

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As palm oil production has increased exponentially over the past 35 years, the impact on the environment and the welfare of the indigenous populations and wildlife is becoming increasingly clear.

The plastic pollution revolution

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A large part of True Food’s ethos is to reduce all waste, including plastic. Our supporters are only too aware that our world-wide obsession with using plastic is destroying our planet. But the tides are turning and many people in the UK have been spurred into taking action.

Helping shoppers to reduce plastic since 1999

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The BBC’s Blue Planet II highlighted the damage being done to our seas by plastic waste. We were delighted when Get Reading followed this up by highlighting the efforts True Food has made over 19 years to reduce plastic use.

The rise of veganism

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Charlotte Hawkins writes about the surge in popularity of veganism over the last decade.