guest blog: the (ongoing) food revolution

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This week we have a guest blog from Meredith Hughes, co-founder of the Potato Museum and its offshoot The Food Museum discussing the current food revolution that is taking place.
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the best burger in britain?

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We're a health website so we can't talk about eating burgers right? I mean, how could they be healthy? Well it depends on the burger and how often we eat it. Eating a burger everyday, or even every week may not be healthy but if you like burgers, there's nothing wrong with having one once in a while as a treat (often called a 'cheat meal' nowadays). Watch this video by Surinder to see why it's important to enjoy the food that you eat.
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does organic food always have to cost more?

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Does eating organic always have to be more expensive? A few weeks ago I ordered an organic meat box from Abel and Cole - it included 6 braising steaks, 16 pork sausages, 8 pork steaks, 8 chicken drumsticks and 8 burgers (a fair bit of meat!). Now I don't eat a lot of meat in the week, probably only twice a week, so I put most of it into the freezer to last me a couple of months. How much did all this come to?£27.50.
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film review: best before documentary

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Last night Emma, Lucia and I went to the film screening of a new short documentary film called Best Before at the Evolve Wellness Centre in South Kensington, London. The film looks at the rising costs of food and the UK's current, unsustainable approach to food production. But it ends upbeat, showing us the alternatives out there to the current system that can lead to a healthier, more sustainable, more local food system. In the UK we currently import 40% of our food from just about every corner of the world - this even includes foods we can grow ourselves such as carrots and herbs.
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vitality tv, thrive africa and one woman's dream

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On Thursday 14th June I left the office and headed down to Victoria to represent Vitality TV in our first ever involvement in a charity fundraising event. I was there to meet and support Shanice Khayat, a 20-year-old woman trying to realise her dream to go to Ghana to take part in a volunteer program with Thrive Africa. VTV were delighted to be asked to get involved and donated a prize to the raffle. A course of five yoga lessons with Jeff Phenix awaited one lucky winner!
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