Laurie King has been working on community farms and garden projects for the past five years, piloting the first Community Food Centre in the UK with Sims Hill Shared Harvest CSA. She has just moved to the Isle of Eigg to try out a rural life working on a croft and is at the same time working towards an MSc in Food Policy. She has a website to show her writing portfolio, including articles in STIR to Action and The Bristol Cable.
By Laurie King, Sustainable Food Trust
Olive oil may well have been recommended for health reasons – it is a monosaturated fat and, in its cold-pressed extra virgin form, can help lower risk of a heart attack, stroke and heart disease – but what about the supply chain and the economies in the countries it is affecting? A critical look at the supply chain will help to answer these important questions.