22 Jul 2011

Stroud's Edible Open Gardens Composting demo on video

Here is the latest film I've put together from film clips of this workshop. The need to grow more food locally was again brought home to me in an Observer article last weekend here.

Average supermarket baskets are up 6% on last year and rising much faster here than any other rich country (double US and EU!). It seems supermarkets who control 80% of food sales are taking advantage of consumers here - less than 25% of the rise is due to commodity price rises. On top of that the news is that cereal prices are expected to be at least 20% higher than the last decade while meat will be 30% higher. The Government has argued food prices will remain low but the latest trends call for a significant rethink with as always the poor being hit hardest.

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