‘Like sending bees to war’: The deadly truth behind your almond-milk obsession

A fascinating article in the Guardian on the challenges facing beekeepers providing bees to pollinate the commercial almond-growers in California, with a huge number of bees being lost every year due to the farming methods there.  Something to think about when you are choosing almond milk as a sustainable alternative …

Have a Sustainable Merry Christmas! Christmas dinner

Eating is the focal point of the day for most Christmas celebrations, but cutting carbon and waste out of a meal doesn’t have to have any impact on your enjoyment of the day.  The following are tips  on ways to reduce your environmental impact: Prepare the right amount of food …

Edinburgh Community Food Newsletter … and new meals!

ECF is the organisation that provides the fresh fruit and veg stall in the hospitals.  See ECF Newsletter for their Christmas news.  Their Take and Make meal kits have been really successful – over 5000 sold to date, and a lot of them to CRF staff!  They have launched two new meals – a korma and a vegetarian shepherd’s pie with sweet potato mash.  Why not try them out and let us know?

Too Good To Go – join the fight against food waste!

Has anyone tried out the Too Good To Go app?  https://mailings.ed.ac.uk/2YP3-YL1V-4NV8O7-L3LA4-1/c.aspx Wasted food is responsible for 8% of the global greenhouse gas emissions – it’s not just the food itself that goes to waste, it’s all the resources that went into making it, from water to land and labour.  Incredibly, …

Sustainable eating

When talking about sustainability and saving the planet *insert superwoman picture here* – we cannot forget about sustainable eating. Below I will share a few tips how you can re-vamp some good old staple recipes with plant based products. Also to take the art of calorie counting to the next …