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

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This book avoids the doom and gloom that often comes with discussions around complex problems with our food system. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. If our ancestors could time-travel to one location in the present, where would modernity astound them most?

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. 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. Gray, a journalist who specializes in food and environmental issues, is not afraid to get her hands dirty. In recent years, she has written for The Sunday Times, Scottish Field, the Guardian and The Spectator, among others. A fascinating book full of surprising facts that will force you to reconsider everything you thought you knew about fruit and vegetables.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. 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. Avocado Anxiety encourages understanding the science behind one’s food and demonstrates the global impact of every meal.

When the water is coming from places suffering water shortages such as parts of Spain and South America this can cause droughts, harming local populations and wildlife. A vegan diet generally has a lower carbon footprint, unless you are living off exotic fruits and vegetables flown in from abroad. I think instead we could be educating ourselves about the delicious alternatives and the small ways we can make the food system better. 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. Potato farmers are learning how to look after the soil better, largely from watching the organic movement.In recent years she has written for The Sunday Times, Scottish Field, The Guardian and The Spectator, among others. Louise uses a series of stories and real-world examples to show just how complex even the foods we think of as 'simple' are. Very enjoyable and well narrated read/listen covering a lot of stuff we should all be trying to learn more about. In recent years, she has written for The Sunday Times , Scottish Field , the Guardian and The Spectator , among others. 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.

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