Merryl’s Donated Pickles

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Merryl's Pickles are legendary. I met Merryl when she enquired about my spare glass jars that I listed on Spare Harvest.   I had several jars that were destined for the recycling bin and wondered if anyone would like to use them.  After I connected with Merryl, I invited her to pick them up from my home [...]

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Our Food Future

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Our food future looks grim if we continue to produce food that is unhealthy and unsustainable. We are producing fewer varieties that are no longer nutritionally dense in a way that undermines our environment, health and climate.  Irakli Loladze research found that "Across nearly 130 varieties of plants and more than 15,000 samples collected from experiments [...]

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Waste Not, Want Not

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Food waste, it’s one of our greatest modern tragedies.  According to the FAO, one-third of edible food produced is wasted. This equates to approximately 1.3 billion tonnes. If food waste were a country, it would be the third-highest emissions after China and the US. Not only is wasting food a disgrace, but the wasted food also [...]

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