Covid-19 has shaken our complacency about where our food comes from to the core. Research shows that people do not want to just return to how things were before, and many of us say we want to make better choices that will support people, animals and our environment.
But how do we put words into action? As more of us seek to minimise our impact on the planet, simply choosing to eat more organic food can offer an easy, trusted way to be more sustainable in our daily lives.
As more of us seek to minimise our impact on the planet, choosing organic can offer a simple, trusted way to be more sustainable in our daily lives. This month, the Organic September movement aims to draw attention to the many benefits of organic food and farming, which include supporting biodiversity and wildlife, helping to combat climate change, providing the highest standards of animal welfare, and reducing exposure to pesticides.
These are some of my favourite ways you can show your support this month, from drinking organic wine, to eating out in local restaurants, and getting back to nature.
Continuing on from our conversation with restauranteur Simon Wright in Hank! Cardiff Episode 9 – in this second instalment, we speak to Shumana Palit about how the Coronavirus crisis has affected her. Shumana and husband Paul operate Ultracomida; a business which incorporates two Spanish deli-restaurants in Narberth and Aberystwyth; as well Curado Bar and Vermut in Cardiff city centre; and an online shop which delivers imported Spanish produce across the UK.
In the latest episode of the Hank! Cardiff food podcast, we speak to restauranteur, food writer and broadcaster Simon Wright about the the catastrophic impact of the Coronavirus crisis on Welsh hospitality – which has been exacerbated by the fact that there is still no update on indoor opening for restaurants, bars and pubs in Wales.