Category Archives: UK crops

Can Cornwall feed itself if cut off at the Tamar? by Andrew Ormerod

Cornwall declaring U.D.I.?   Rising levels of water in the Tamar causing flood?  or some other calamity! The idea makes your head spin.  But it’s interesting to speculate, nevertheless.  Self-sufficiency is assumed to be on the increase.  Can the population of … Continue reading

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Fodder Matters By Andrew Ormerod (2002)

Historic overview of the Fodder Exhibit which ran at the Eden Project until 2005.  First published in 2002 in “Forage Matters” magazine.   Thanks to Ian Wilkinson at Cotswold Seeds who originally reviewed this article.  A website which provides information … Continue reading

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Beanz meanz ……. BITS by Andrew Ormerod in conversation with Colin Leakey

One of our favourite legume dishes in the UK are tinned baked beans, which have increased in popularity after World War II. They are a popular and durable food made from a form of the common bean Phaseolus vulgaris originating … Continue reading

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