Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Credit Crunch

It seems everywhere you look these days people are talking about the credit crunch, and food shortages, the world is not in a good place right now. On the BBC News website I read today that most people can't afford a balanced, healthy diet. Research by PruHealth has discovered that 1 in 5 people can't afford to eat healthily. Of course we infer that this means the elderly, students, single parents and therefore children - in other words those most in need of good nutrition are being denied it. What is they are saying about this winter?, for many it will a toss up between heating and eating. This can't go on.

I've just had my lunch, stir fried spinach (from the lottie) and prunes. Gorgeous and I would believe, rather healthy. This cost me next to nothing and living in a one income household, that's pretty darn brilliant. What I'm getting at here is that we need to start, collectively, using our gardens or getting allotments and growing what food we can for ourselves and our families. How does it feel to give some produce to Mamma G when she comes down to the lottie?, to regularly bypass the veg aisle in Tesco because we have what we need at home? - bloody brilliant!

Mamma G is even thinking of expanding her own harvest potential by growing more stuff in the back garden. She is great at getting lots out of pots everywhere but things may soon move up a gear, and here, here to her!

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