100 years of food

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What with smarmy avocados, fruit pies that were ‘growing‘ and the normality of organic food, I thought it was time we took a look at a wonderful video together.

It’s about a 101 year old Forest Row resident who shares how food has changed over the years.


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I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. Julie Day says:

    It definitely has changed. Become more convenient and easy to cook, making people lazy at cooking from fresh. And making them fatter, with more illnesses.

  2. Carrie says:

    That was so lovely. What a very sensible lady!

  3. her life may sound like a nostalgia trip, but it is common sense and solid conscience…the zero waste lifestyle can restore the pattern for much of the world, one child, one adult at a time. cautiously optimistic.

  4. Jane says:

    @Julie Day: Ha ha I saw the first bit of your comment on the Recent Comments bit and added mentally….and fat! I’m not saying we should go as far as being hunter gatherers again but a bit more effort in watching what exactly we are eating and keeping ourselves fit would help!

  5. Jane says:

    Great video. With colder houses we used to be told to put on an extra jumper and to swing our arms to keep warm. Now we seem to just press buttons and turn dials… and pay for it. We don’t need to eat so much if we aren’t going to chop that wood for the fire. We don’t need food that is so calorific but we are still eating it.

  6. Joanna says:

    Thank you for this film. I’m from Poland I’m not very good in English so please be indulgent. My grandmother say the same what that Lady in the film. That food from her past taste better…..like potatoes or tomatoes……….just as my grandmother. I don’t know what they use for groving (vegetables) but they look and smell ………. well just the same. In my country it’s not very common to use more natural fertilizer but perhaps if we spend our money on better food they will think about it.
    With greeting Joanna from Poland.

  7. Mrs Green says:

    @Joanna: Hi Joanna, welcome to the site and thank you for sharing your thoughts. I think many people feel the food of their childhood is much better than today’s tasteless supermarket food 😉

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