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The One Planet Living group hopes to awaken Quaker hearts and minds through discussion about food 

We suggest that members in Area Meeting concentrate on one letter of LOAF between Area Meetings in 2017:

·         January: Local Food 

·         March: Organic Food

·         July: Animal-friendly Food  

·         September: Fairtrade Food

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Our One Planet Living Group day on 19 November 2016 was fun and informative:

Sue Meredith spoke about her journey towards becoming more Planet-friendly (information to follow)

John Turner from Oakham Meeting spoke about his work with the Pasture for Life organisation, and the complexities of finding a balance in farming.  Look out for the 'Pasture for Life' logo when shopping for grass-fed meat, as this guarantees the animal has been fed 100% on pasture for the whole of its life.

Roger and Maggie Partis told us about their experiences of bee keeping, and brought a bee hive and some honeycomb for us to look at.

Our list of ‘asks’:

·   Keep food chains short, simple and transparent

·   Questions for butchers and supermarkets: does their meat comes from grass fed animals?  Keep asking

·   Ask the Government to consider a more structure approach to labelling ‘grass fed’ cattle

...Resources/ recommended reading:

·    Pasture for Life: http://www.pastureforlife.org/

·   Sustainable Food Trust: http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/

·   Hodmedods UK-grown pulses:  www.hodmedods.co.uk 

·   Grass fed v. Grain fed cattle: https://authoritynutrition.com/grass-fed-vs-grain-fed-beef/

·   Fair, healthy and sustainable food systems: http://www.tansey.org.uk/

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