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Hello from freezing Wellington,

There is something that about being a so-called ‘food ethics blogger’ that really bugs me. I think it’s that sense that maybe I should be a model for all my readers (yes, both of you)…a paragon of virtue if you will. The unfortunate truth is that I’m not really all that ethical when it comes to food. I mean well, but I have a couple of guilty food secrets.

The first is that sometimes I do let food go off and throw it out. It’s not deliberate. I don’t have a vendetta against market gardeners or anything. It just sort of happens. I know there’s no excuse, but sometimes I get busy or just forget what’s already in the fridge when I’m at the supermarket. Then, when I get home, I just can’t face eating food that’s limp or got stuff growing on it. Even worse, as a gardener, I know how much effort and time it takes to grow things. But does that stop me chucking that partly mouldy orange? Not a bit. (more…)

– by Steve Waldegrave

Kia ora! My name is Steve and I am writing to you from the top of a hill in Wellington, Aotearoa / New Zealand. It’s not any random hill (that would be weird); it’s where I live.

I’m half Polish, half Kiwi and bit further back, a bit Irish, a bit Scottish, and even a tiny bit Indian (on my grandmother’s side). It’s complicated. (more…)