By Louise Gray
2023 • Bloomsbury Wildlife
Have you ever wondered who picked your Fair trade banana? Or why we can buy British strawberries in April? How far do you think your green beans have travelled to get to your plate? And where do all the wonky carrots go?
When she becomes a mother, Louise Gray determines to find out exactly where our ‘clean’ fruits and vegetables come from. Through visits to farms, interviews with producers and growing her own, she digs up the dirt behind organic potatoes, GM tomatoes and a glut of courgettes (zucchini).
In each chapter, Louise answers a question about a familiar item in our shopping basket. Is plant protein as good as meat? Do we really need to wrap cucumbers in plastic? Should you always buy British apples? Are avocados fueling the climate crisis? Ultimately, can our buying choices make the world a better place for our children? This series of essays from the author of the award-winning The Ethical Carnivore is also a personal story of motherhood and the realization that nothing is ever perfect.
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