Find out what goes into producing your food

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ARE YOU A FOOD WASTE CHAMPION?

Every year British households throw away billions of pounds worth of food, equating to an eye watering 10 million tonnes.


To tackle the problem and half food waste by 2030, hundreds of organisations and individuals across the retail and hospitality industry, along with social media influencers and chefs, have pledged to back the government campaign and take action.


GET INVOLVED NOW
 

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EXPLORE A LOCAL FARM FOR FREE THIS JUNE

Hundreds of farms up and down the country are opening their gates on Sunday 9 June for this year's Open Farm Sunday.

It's a great chance to see for yourself what goes into producing the food that you eat and enjoy every day. You can expect lots of different activities for the whole family, from tractor rides and farm walks, to demonstrations and a chance to meet the animals.


So what are you waiting for?


FIND A FARM NEAR YOU
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DID YOU KNOW?

We grow sugar right here in Britain.

British farmers grow a crop called sugar beet that sucrose is extracted from. Food miles are reduced through the production of sugar in the UK. The beet is sourced from local growers in the east of England and travels an average of just 28 miles to the sugar factories.


So next time you're doing your shopping, look out for Silver Spoon sugar to ensure that you are supporting British sugar growers.


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FOOD AND FARMING IN THE NEWS

Government figures recently published reveal the contribution the food and farming sector has made to the UK economy has increased from £113 billion to nearly £122 billion. NFU President Minette Batters reiterated the need to ensure that food and farming in Britain is at the forefront of Brexit negotiations.


Climate change has received much media attention in the last month. NFU Deputy President Guy Smith was quoted in several newspapers setting out the NFU's ambitions to reduce agricultural emissions and achieve net zero emissions from farming by 2040.


The issue of the revocation of licences for farmers to shoot wood pigeons and crows has been heavily featured in the press. Farmers from across the country have been interviewed saying they're struggling to protect lambs from being attacked and crops from being devasted and have urged the government to replace the licences.


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WHAT'S IN SEASON?

The British asparagus season is now in full swing, so why not pick up a bunch of this versatile veg and tuck into this tasty mac 'n' cheese dish. 


ready, steady, cook

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