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What’s in season – May
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What’s in season – May

Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. It’s all about the legumes this month. I already spotted the first chickpea shells lying on the street corner, testament to the old men catching up on village gossip while munching away on fresh, raw...

EU-wide ban on bee-harming pesticides passed
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EU-wide ban on bee-harming pesticides passed

Tremendous victory for our bees and the wider environment. EU governments today passed a total ban on bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides on outdoor crops. [1] This comprehensive neonicotinoid ban, covering all outdoor crops, is a tremendous victory for our bees and the wider environment. The European Commission must now focus on developing a strong pollinator initiative...

What’s in season – April
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What’s in season – April

Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. It’s hard to imagine that it could escape anyone’s attention, with stalls along the roadside and the immensely popular Festa Frawli in Mġarr last weekend, but it’s strawberry time on our islands! Even though the...

Plastic packaging failing to prevent food waste crisis, new study finds
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Plastic packaging failing to prevent food waste crisis, new study finds

Europeans produce amongst the highest amounts of plastic packaging waste globally A rise in plastic food packaging is failing to reduce Europe’s growing food waste problem, and in some cases may even be fuelling it, according to pioneering new research. [1] The study shows how annual per-capita use of plastic packaging has grown simultaneously with...

What’s in season – March
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What’s in season – March

Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. The globe artichoke, what a curious vegetable. So spiny and prickly on the outside, but when cooked, so soft and buttery inside. Keep your eyes peeled for fields full of these massive plants this month....

What’s in season – February
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What’s in season – February

Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. An odd one this month: fresh garlic, also known as green garlic or spring garlic. When we presented the AgroKatina report and pocket guides to the public during an event at Vincent’s Eco Farm, we...

What’s in season – Potato
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What’s in season – Potato

Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. Ah, the humble potato. If you go out for a stroll in the countryside you’ll surely see fields and fields of them growing, and the first harvests being brought in. Although admittedly there are more...

What’s in season – December
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What’s in season – December

Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. It’s almost winter, and almost Christmas, and next to all the merriment that brings, it also means the start of the local citrus season! Savor the delicious taste of local oranges, lemons and tangerines, and...

What’s in season – November
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What’s in season – November

Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. What vegetable is more emblematic of this period of the year than the mighty pumpkin? The clocks turning back last weekend and Halloween decorations all around herald the start of the darker period of the...