Sunday, 7 March 2021
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/04/people-wasting-almost-billion-tonnes-food-year-un-report). The people of planet Earth, collectively waste almost a billion tonnes of food per year. This averages out at 74kg per person per year. This is, in spite, of billions of people going hungry or having an unhealthy diet. Some food is also lost on farms, whilst being transported, from restaurants and in shops. If we had less food waste, we would be able to cut back on intensive farming, with its detrimental effect on biodiversity. The report claims cutting back on food waste, is one of the currently least-exploited ways of addressing climate change. Even food that we can't eat, can be converted to animal feed or composted, rather than being dumped or burned. Cutting back on food waste seems a 'no-brainer'!
Shining cranesbill ( Geranium lucidum ) in flower in Bynea.
A combination of night rain and day-time sun has resulted in more Bynea blooms. The Southern marsh orchid ( Dactylorhiza praetermissa...
Plastic pollution (especially in the oceans) is a real concern and, perhaps, deserves a similar attention as climate change. It has been pr...
Flies (Diptera) can be quite impressive on a snow-white back drop. I show a number of candidates I have encountered on my travels.