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What exactly is sustainable produce?
August 2, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Sustainable farming and food production can benefit both the environment and our bodies in many ways. Most sustainably grown produce and sustainably raised animals are exposed to much fewer chemicals , such as pesticides and antibiotics. Therefore, your body is exposed to fewer chemicals, which can help reduce your exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria or potential illnesses and health problems caused by pesticides. It also improves soil health, which then improves how plant root systems absorb vital nutrients and cuts down on the amount of fuel needed for transport, as well as energy needed to properly store food products.
This event will cover what sustainable produce is; the benefits of using locally sourced produce and examples of innovative businesses and the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.
Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne FRSE, Chair, Scotland Food and Drink
Professor Derek Stewart, FRSC, James Hutton Institute
Mr James Withers, Scotland Food and Drink
Chef Tomas Gormley, Heron Restaurant