EPISODE III: Three big lies that the food industry is telling us through advertising

EPISODE III: Three big lies that the food industry is telling us through advertising

This episode is all about what we see and hear on TV, newspapers, and on the Internet. We are told to eat healthy food, to exercise, to practise mindfulness and yoga. Is it that simple? Can the food industry and the states do something about it or are we, consumers, entirely accountable for our diseases and health problems? You may change your mind after reading what […]

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EPISODE II: Sugar and its relation with human health, slavery, and environmental damage

EPISODE II: Sugar and its relation with human health, slavery, and environmental damage

Apart from fighting against the lack of clarity on food and drinks labels, as seen in Episode I, VSF has many other ongoing campaigns. One of them is 25 gramos, whose name refers to the daily amount of sugar that a person should consume, as the WHO recommends. Instead, the average consumption is Spain is over four times higher, a piece of statistics that could easily […]

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EPISODE I: A story of food labelling and sugar told by Javier Guzmán from VSF

EPISODE I: A story of food labelling and sugar told by Javier Guzmán from VSF

VSF Justicia Alimentaria Global (Global Food Justice) is an association whose mission is to promote a fair development model for rural environments in pursuit of food sovereignty, as well as to raise awareness on solidarity among society. We have spoken to Javier Guzmán, director of VSF, about many issues related to the food industry that are directly affecting us from various perspectives: socially, economically, environmentally, and […]

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Reduce your waste: a meaningful New Year’s resolution for 2017

Reduce your waste: a meaningful New Year’s resolution for 2017

Probably, by this time of the year, many of us have already given up in our New Year’s resolution: getting upset less frequently, controlling our stress, working out three days per week or going on a diet. It may not be one of the most common, but what about trying to reduce our waste? Not so very long ago, in a flat of two people, we […]

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Scary figures: 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkins are dumped every Halloween

Scary figures: 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkins are dumped every Halloween

As Halloween gets closer, the sales of pumpkins increase more and more. We all know what the destiny of those squashes is: to be emptied and carved, becoming an element of evil appearence with its own thoughts. The main purpose is to give a cool touch to our houses for this night of celebration. But what happens next is not cool at all; most of those […]

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Why we should reduce our excessive consumption of bottled water

Why we should reduce our excessive consumption of bottled water

The fact of buying bottled water in a convenience store may seem a harmless action, and most of us don’t even think of the consequences that such a mundane gesture does indeed have. According to James Salzman, the author of Drinking Water: A History, bottled-water craze began with a TV spot launched by Perrier at the end of the 70’s. The charming voice of Orson Welles opened a […]

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The countless benefits of being part of an organic box scheme

The countless benefits of being part of an organic box scheme

It’s delivery day! You’ll understand the excitement if you’re already in an organic box scheme, receiving weekly your box full of colour and taste. Fortunately, the UK is a rich country in organic farms. In the Soil Association website you’ll find all those which offer organic box schemes in England and in this list are those operating in Scotland, but you’ll probably have numerous options […]

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Zaytoun brings the best olive oil from Palestine to the UK

Zaytoun brings the best olive oil from Palestine to the UK

Yesteday, Edinburgh hosted its second Eco Fair, a great opportunity to discover how charities and local businesses are carrying out the idea of “think global, act local”. Greenpeace, East Coast Organics or Hadeel were some of the organisations present in Out of the Blue Drill Hall. This year the fair has gone bigger, with 30 stalls devoted to causes such as animal welfare, climate change, and fair […]

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Free-range eggs to dominate the UK market by 2025

Free-range eggs to dominate the UK market by 2025

Time is proving that it wasn’t an utopy: a world without cages is possible, at least for laying hens. Some of the largest supermarkets in the world have announced their commitment to stop selling eggs from caged hens and start selling free-range eggs exclusively. Maybe due to a sudden and collective ethical awakening, or perhaps to not be left behind in a market that is increasingly opting […]

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Healthy junk food to feed awareness

Healthy junk food to feed awareness

Every year, around 88 million tonnes of food are dumped in the EU (other kind of ‘junk food’), being the UK on the top of this waste chart with over 12 million tonnes. This is ‘normal’ given its large population, and it’s proportionally aligned with the rest of the European countries, but think about the figures. Twelve million tonnes is equivalent to 12.000.000.000 kilos. Estimating […]

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