Scottish Independence and Scotland's Future Scottish Innovation
Let me start by showing you
a video from CBC Canada. I use this as the very good program on
food waste in the UK is no longer available for viewing. The program
features the food thrown out by Supermarkets and it mirrors the show
shown on BBC that is no longer available.
Food waste - Carrots in
This is a short clip from the BBC program that demonstrated that not all
good crops grown on the farm can be sold to the supermarkets.
Now first thing is if you
watched the video on the Amma Canteens you will see that all these
carrots that are not acceptable to the supermarkets could be sold to the
Amma canteen at a discounted price. As they will be peeled and
diced to be cooked they need not be perfect. This would help
reduce the price and also provide farmers with some income.
British Supermarket Waste
Published on Sep 21, 2015
Britain make huge profits, underpay farmers, exploit their own staff and
cause a lot of harm to consumers and retailers
Waste Not, Want Not - A Freegan Documentary
Teach every child about food | Jamie Oliver
The above video shows how children are very
ignorant about food. In this video Jamie shows how children in one class
could not even identify one natural vegetable and he calls for education
on food at school and an aim to get all children to be able to cook 10
This now concludes my presentation of the
issues we have with food.
So here is what I think we should be looking
A change to our education system so that
children are taught about food and taught to cook at least 10 recipes.
School meals are healthy meals.
When it comes to our farmers legislation is
needed to first prevent supermarkets being able to cancel orders.
Legislation should be put in place so that it is illegal for
supermarkets to pick only "perfect" crops.
Supermarkets must be stopped from throwing
out good food that is perfectly edible.
We should also encourage people to cook
healthier meals by commissioning some chiefs to prepare recipes for 30
days of meals. This would be a cost at what sum of money is available
for food under the minimum wage. The meals should be prepared for a
family of four and a single person.
In my view all efforts to get us to eat
healthier are organized by people that have never had to exist on the
We must also do better with food labeling
that people understand. Like just have a label showing when a
product must be consumed by as all alternative labeling is clearly
confusing. Again food labeling is organised by people that have
never had to live on the minimum wage.
And at all times any food information must
be clearly stated at the level of the dumbest person so that there is
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