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Including more locally grown and seasonal foods in your diet has lots of benefits for you, your community and the environment.
Eating local, seasonal food can help to reduce the carbon footprint of your food shop, it helps to support local businesses and food producers AND it’s often cheaper and fresher – meaning you get better for less!
Developments in agriculture and food processing techniques mean that most foods are available in our local shops all year round, giving us more choice. However, this can also create more food waste. Approximately 13% of total food waste in the world occurs during transport and distribution. That’s over 200 million tonnes of food every year.
By choosing foods that are in season and grown more locally, we can reduce the resources needed to grow, transport and store produce, and reduce the risk of supply chain food waste.
Find out more about why we all need to do our part to stop food waste.