Random facts Edit
- In 2006, 26 countries together accounted for 90 per cent of UK food supply. Around half was supplied domestically from within the UK, which was unchanged from 2005. Source: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, October 30 2008
- A third of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK food chain are attributed to UK farming and fishing. Source: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, October 30 2008
- The proportion of men and women who consumed the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables per day increased from 22 per cent in 2001 to 28 per cent in 2006 for men, and from 25 per cent to 32% for women. Source: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, October 30 2008
- In 2005 a study for the New Economics Foundation found that street markets in London were "substantially cheaper" than supermarkets for fruit and vegetables. Friends of the Earth
- One in three children (in the UK) is now obese or overweight. Source: National Audit Office, Healthcare Commission, Audit Commission (2006); Tackling Childhood Obesity - First Steps. Sustain
- Food Statistics Pocketbook 2008 contains chapters on public health alongside statistics about the economic contribution of the UK food chain and the environmental impacts of UK food production and consumption.
- Resources related to WEN’s Local Food Project