In February blogger Jane Cook, aka Hungry City Hippy, joined us at Milk and Sugar on The Hayes to talk about how she came to blog about food with a sustainability slant. As well as sharing the twists and turns of her career to date, Jane educated us on the food industry and provided helpful  tips on eating in a more sustainable way. She also gave away some delicious prizes, which we always love!

Here are some eye-opening facts we learned from Jane:

- 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are sent to landfill in the UK every year.- 37,000 tonnes of annual food crop are binned before even leaving the farm in the UK.

- 26% of the earth’s surface is used for livestock grazing and 33% is crops to feed the livestock.

Read Jane’s sustainability tips and find links to the resources mentioned in her talk in her accompanying blog here. 

Watch Jane’s illuminating talk here.

Check out the event photos here.