Riverford farm-off – uk vs uganda

We’ve been hosting Charles, a Ugandan farmer at our farm in Devon for the past two weeks. Join Guy as he takes a look at his creative farming methods (3 min 50 sec).

2 responses to “Riverford farm-off – uk vs uganda

  1. Dawn Mitchell

    Hi Guy, I just read about your recycling information. I’m passionate about recycling, so I’m pleased you recycle so much of the packaging. One thing I’ve noticed about plastic wrapping on food is that it tends to make food sweat. It’s ok if it’s frozen, but in the fridge I find fruit goes mouldy quicker if it’s wrapped in plastic, so I always open it up a bit to let some air circulate. I’ve seen wrapping with tiny holes in, which I think is better, as it allows air circulation without letting insects in. Even bread and cheese seem to go mouldy faster when tightly wrapped in cellophane. I always make my own bread, which doesn’t go mouldy as quickly, but I remember when bakers wrapped bread in paper, which was better: Stale bread can be toasted, but mouldy has to be thrown out.

  2. Amazing information about recycling.
    Recycling one ton of plastic:
    Saves 5,774 kWh energy
    Saves 16.3 barrels (685 gallons) of oil
    Saves 98 million Btu’s of energy
    Saves 30 cubic yards of landfill space

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