Saturday, April 23, 2011

Book review:A Life Stripped Bare: My Year Trying to Live Ethically by Leo Hickman

This book was originally published in 2005 (this edition in 2006) and it is surprising how dated it seems in some areas - we have made a lot more progress than we credit ourselves: or perhaps Australia is just miles ahead of the UK?

Once again I was struck at how lucky we are to have an abundance of produce grown in our own country, meaning we really do not need to trun to overseas-sourced fresh foods. There are food mile issues as northern and southern, eastern and western parts of our country exchange foods grown locally, however the local economies are all dependent on this and the variation in climates means no area could be entirely self-sufficient without sacrificing variety (you cannot grow sugar in the south!).

No comments: