That's the approximate number of products in a big-ass supermarket these days.
(Tesco Extra, I'm looking at you..)
WHO NEEDS 30,000 products, for Christ's sake?!
If we consider that around 75% of this figure are the 'food' items (used in the loosest sense) that makes for a hell of of lot of junk food.
(Try naming 20,000+ actual foods without using a brand name..)
Wouldn't we all be a little better off - in a financial, health, climate & energy sense - if we just got rid of this stuff..?
The only thing that these products really 'feeding' is the wealth of massive corporations. It solves money hunger, not food hunger.
Well yes - if it's wild. If it's FARMED then it's actually GREY and the nice healthy pink colour gets added, to make it still look appetising..
Still fancy Salmon for Supper?
Shouldn't we be outraged that this is even allowed, let alone not advertised??
Just another example of how good food - and hence, good health, is jeopardised by making the food system a global enterprise, controlled by the hands of a few..
Ever wondered what is most worth the little paying extra for?
PAN UK's worst ten foods for Pesticide residues
When you consider the huge percentage of bread and potatoes in our national (and particularly, children's) diet, it's alarming to think of the potential cumulative effect of these residues.. MAKE YOUR DAILY BREAD ORGANIC, or if you can find the time, make your own with organic flour. Many other things on that list can be home grown.
You can't afford to buy anything ORGANIC? We all make choices about what we can and can't afford 20 times a day. Think of it as an investment in your health.
Skip one trip to Costa Coffee per week; that should easily cover the difference in price.
There are a few reasons for this, but simply;
If you WATER FROM THE BOTTOM, not the top, it'll last for months!
Stand the pot in saucer and pour water into that when needed.
Water on top every couple of weeks, to stop soil shrinking in from the edges of the pot, but otherwise, its BOTTOM ALL THE WAY!
And if you're feeling bold...
Pot the whole thing on into a pot one size up and it'll go on even longer!