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

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

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

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In an effort to make sense of the complex food system we are all part of, Louise Gray decides to track the stories of our five-a-day, from farm to fruit bowl, and discover the impact that growing fruits and vegetables has on the planet. 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. Avocado Anxiety encourages understanding the science behind one’s food and demonstrates the global impact of every meal.

All that unblemished produce would immediately speak to them of a society that had solved the problem of how to feed itself; a society that did not require the majority of people to strain their backs coaxing calories out of the ground. Louise is passionate about environmental issues, increasingly focusing on how individuals can make a difference through the choices they make, such as the food we eat. If our ancestors could time-travel to one location in the present, where would modernity astound them most? 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.

As consumers we can cut food waste by eating our leftovers and embracing the wonky carrot, we can eat plant proteins like broad beans and grow our own courgettes. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. So much of the modern world would be incomprehensible to medieval peasants, but not the rows of glossy vegetables in our supermarket aisles. Born in the Shetlands in 1978, he studied History and Philosophy of Law at the University of Edinburgh, winning the Lord President Cooper Memorial Prize.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. For her second book Avocado Anxiety And Other Stories About Where Your Food Comes From, the author explores the role of fruit and vegetables in shaping our environment. 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. Through visits to farms, interviews with scientists and trying to grow her own, she digs up the dirt behind organic potatoes, greenhouse tomatoes and a glut of courgettes.The UK’s most popular fruit is so cheap because it relies on a monoculture built on cheap labour and the clearing of rainforests. 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. 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. Instead, it’s hopeful and balanced and still manages to cover an impressive breadth of material without ever feeling overwhelming or preachy. However, if the vegetables have been flown in by air freight, such as asparagus from Peru (18kg CO2e per kg), it can be up there with steak.



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