As ever in January we are swept up on a tide of talk about healthy eating. My modus operandi in January is actually to keep eating up the Christmas cake whilst I read and watch all the interesting stuff about healthy eating…I will reign in the calorie count come early Spring when the weather tells me to come out of comfort eating mode.
Our MD Kate speaks to The Grocer The Saturday Essay about ‘The Protein Problem’.
At Liberation, we love sharing our nuts and inviting people to give us their verdict. This week we’ve teamed up with Matt Lovell – a nutritional therapist with a special interest in elite sports performance. Besides running his own consultancy, Matt has advised the England rugby team, Olympic athletes and Premier League football teams. Here’s what he has to say:
Unless you’re in the know, you could easily fail to recognize a cashew nut if you saw one growing on a tree. Most of Liberation’s cashews grow on the ‘homestead’ farms of small-holders in tropical Kerala, deep down in Southern India. The precious cashew nut is disguised both by a very thick shell and by the large ‘cashew apple’ that it grows snuggled up next to.
When we started Eat Grub in 2013 we’d already been on a bit of a journey of discovery. My co-founder Shami had been on a trip to Malawi (probably where the roots of Eat Grub began) where he’d seen first hand people eating insects both as a staple source of nourishment, and also as a delicacy. A number of conversations and a lot of research later and we were almost overawed at what potential insects have as a food source.
Meat consumption is on the increase around the world in ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ countries alike. But it is clearly the most financially wealthy countries that really take the biscuit (or should that be the burger?) when it comes to eating meat.