method of food production and distribution that is local, rather than national and/or international. Food is grown (or raised) and harvested close to consumers' homes, then distributed over much shorter distances.
Food which is produced using environmentally and animal friendly farming methods on organic farms.
A system of agricultural and social design principles based upon or directly using patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems.
The growing of fruits, herbs, and vegetables and raising animals in towns and cities.
Sustainable food supply
Food that is produced in ways that avoid damaging natural resources, provide social benefits such as good quality food and safe and healthy products, and contribute to local economies
Are banned in organic farming and farmers develop fertile soil by rotating crops and using compost, manure and clover.
Value of UK's organic food sector in 2016
Gardens on rooftops used for producing food in cities
A fishery in which the population of the target species remains relatively stable.
Eating food that is in season, so producing food locally without the need for expensive heated greenhouses or imports of food from thousands of miles away.
The distance a food travels from its site of production to the consumer
any edible food that is discarded, can be reduced by buying "ugly" fruit, planning shopping, checking fridge, conserving food
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