There are lots of good reasons why we should eat more local and seasonal food. The superb Eat the Seasons website gives the following reasons:
- to reduce the energy (and associated CO2 emissions) needed to grow and transport the food we eat
- to avoid paying a premium for food that is scarcer or has travelled a long way
- to support the local economy
- to reconnect with nature’s cycles and the passing of time
but, most importantly, because…
- seasonal food is fresher and so tends to be tastier and more nutritious.
It also can make good commercial sense, as there is a growing demand from better educated consumers for seasonal food.
Bill Pearson, who’s a member of our Training Development department, has agreed to write a series of articles about what’s in season and he’ll also give links to seasonal recipes. In his spare time Bill writes a blog on Good Food Shops and is keen on promoting the use of Social Networking to SMEs in the Food Industry.