What we eat, and where it comes from, can have a great impact on the environment. Supermarkets tend to stock the same food all year round so it's easy to forget that most fresh food is seasonal and any food grown out of season uses much more energy to produce and will probably have to travel further. Not only that but food you might expect to be produced locally; such as apples and lamb, may have literally travelled half the way around the world to end up in your shopping basket.

In fact even produce from the UK can travel up to 400 miles to be packaged and stored before hitting the supermarket shelves. This is why the most environmentally friendly action you can take when shopping for food is to buy local food from local suppliers. This way you can be helping both the local economy and the environment!