Category Archives: Ethical, local and sustainable

Exclusive – the year-round scandal of seasonal egg production

As you know, the Nina & Co. team are champions of ethical food production and animal welfare. Sadly, at seasonal times of the year, ethics and welfare often take second place to greed, sales and profit. This exclusive report by … Continue reading

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Liar, liar … pants on fire!

I’m sorry about my juvenile tantrum, but this recent news has got me stamping my tinies. Perhaps some culture would help me redeem myself? Thanks to Sir Walter Scott for this one… “Oh! What a tangled web we weave, when … Continue reading

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Winning the War on Waste?

If you’re a regular to the Nina & Co. blog, you’ll know how irked I get when it comes to the senseless waste of food.  You’ll also know I’ve been ranting about it for years.  That’s why I thought it … Continue reading

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Micropubs – where small is beautiful…

Remember the days when a pub was a pub? Where you went for a quiet drink to unwind after a hard day. A place where you could meet your friends, or pop in knowing there would always be someone up … Continue reading

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Leopards and supermarkets never change their spots

You know when you get that warm, fuzzy feeling inside? When the bad boys suddenly do something good for a change? Well, that happened to me just before Easter. I had almost forgiven Tesco for some of its past transgressions … Continue reading

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British Pig Farms – RIP

You know the phrase ‘use it or lose it’? It’s one that will soon be applied to the British Pork industry. Since 2002, half the UK’s dairy farms have gone out of business because it costs more to produce milk … Continue reading

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Flooding and the environment – green zealots or plain common sense?

My heart goes out to the thousands of people who were left homeless by the recent flooding up north. There’s no good time to have your home destroyed, whether by floods or anything else, but for it to happen over … Continue reading

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Putting the Bah Hum-BUG into Christmas

Every year it’s the same old thing in the run up to Christmas – pictures of happy smiling people bustling with bonhomie. Golden turkeys roasted and basted to perfection. Don’t you think it’s boring? Don’t you fancy something different for … Continue reading

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The mad, mad world of hospital catering

Wanted. One large, robust brick wall – needed for head bashing exercise for frustrated food marketer and common sense advocate who is in despair over hospital food.

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Costa Coffee’s (and Whitbread’s) shame

Fancy a cuppa? Well take my advice and walk straight past Costa Coffee and head for Pret A Manger instead. Until Costa reverses it’s policy on throwing away perfectly good food each day – keep walking! And while you’re at … Continue reading

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