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Avocado Anxiety: and Other Stories About Where Your Food Comes From

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The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Essential reading for anyone that eats, Avocado Anxiety takes you on a journey through food and its impact on our planet. For her second book Avocado Anxiety And Other Stories About Where Your Food Comes From, the author explores the role of fruit and vegetables in shaping our environment. Instead, it’s hopeful and balanced and still manages to cover an impressive breadth of material without ever feeling overwhelming or preachy. By turns fascinating, moving and funny, Louise Gray gives readers the knowledge they need to make more informed choices about what to eat.

When the water is coming from places suffering water shortages such as parts of Spain and South America this can cause droughts, harming local populations and wildlife. In an effort to make sense of the complex food system we are all part of, Louise Gray decides to track the stories of our five-a-day, from farm to fruit bowl, and discover the impact that growing fruits and vegetables has on the planet. However, if the vegetables have been flown in by air freight, such as asparagus from Peru (18kg CO2e per kg), it can be up there with steak. Very enjoyable and well narrated read/listen covering a lot of stuff we should all be trying to learn more about. In recent years, she has written for The Sunday Times, Scottish Field, the Guardian and The Spectator, among others.

Gray, a journalist who specializes in food and environmental issues, is not afraid to get her hands dirty. Through visits to farms, interviews with scientists and trying to grow her own, she digs up the dirt behind organic potatoes, greenhouse tomatoes and a glut of courgettes. This isn't pro or anti industry/meat/veggie etc, it simply gives a balanced view of the 'grey' area that most food issues come with.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. She covered UN climate change talks, GM foods and the badger cull during five years as the Environment Correspondent for The Daily Telegraph .She covered UN climate change talks, GM foods and the badger cull during five years as the Environment Correspondent for The Daily Telegraph.

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