My brother rang last week to alert me to a feature on Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show about how because of last year’s atrocious rainy weather, veg hadn’t got any nutrients, and how it was worse for organic veg. What actually happened was that ‘leading scientist’, Professor Mike Gooding, Head of Agricultural Policy and Development at University of Reading was putting it about that fruit and veg and cereals maybe less nutritious and tasty (eg rain leaching out nitrogen means less protein – he was referring mainly to cereals here, less sunshine means less sugars etc). And that though organic growers were more resilient because they grew a more diverse range of crops, organic veg were potentially worse off because they hadn’t got recourse to quick fix artificials.
14 January 2013 | 2 Comments
| Recommended by 1 Angus Oliphant:
Why have we become so hooked on ‘chilled’ foods, when ‘frozen’ works so much better for everyone in almost every way? Chilled foods are either pumped full of preservatives or go to waste in alarming volumes. The truth is that we aren't really given the choice and where is the sense in that?
05 September 2012 | 5 Comments
| Recommended by 4 Phil Stocker:
While I was out walking the dog last night I started to think about a recent article in the Farmers Weekly written by Stephen Carr. In the article, Stephen criticises the Soil Association for daring to claim that organic food has nutritional benefits.
16 September 2009 | 4 Comments
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