Food, Glorious Food exhibition
This is being hosted by Chippenham Museum and will open on Monday 26 July and run for two weeks. It’s a celebration of the best of ‘local and seasonal’ – so the best of summer produce grown in and around Chippenham. There will be displays by local artists, growers and photographers, plus activities about our food choices and their impact on the planet.
Tackling Food Waste
Food School is about helping people to minimise food waste and maximise food taste. We are a supporter of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3:
SDG 12.3: “By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses”
Around a third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted from the farm to the fork. This huge level of inefficiency has economic, social, and environmental impacts. Food loss and waste causes about $940 billion per year in economic losses. It exacerbates food insecurity and malnutrition. And food that is ultimately lost or wasted consumes about a quarter of all water used by agriculture, requires land area the size of China and is responsible for an estimated 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Reducing this food loss and waste is a “triple win.” Reductions can save money for farmers, companies, and households. Wasting less means feeding more. Reductions alleviate pressure on climate, water, and land resources.
Growing our own food
We love growing and eating plant-based foods. We are keen to encourage people to have a go at growing vegetables. Potatoes and herbs are easy ones for beginners. Herbs can be grown on windowsills.