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.