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What is raw milk?

You might have noticed that on our market, we sell raw milk – but you might be hesitant to purchase it because, well, a lot of people don’t actually know what it is. In this article, we’ll be exploring what raw milk is, why it's different to standard supermarket milks, and its numerous benefits for both people and the planet.

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What is Regenerative Agriculture?

Hi there! Welcome to Series 2 Part 1, of Tend’s blog series on learning about the food system. In Series 1, we covered the key problems in our current industrialised food system – including topics such as animal welfare, environmental damage, and health implications.  Now, it’s time to shift our attention towards solutions. Each part of Series 2 will look at each of the viable alternatives in greater detail, so this article is just a quick-stop summary of those approaches.   Regenerative Agriculture 101 When it comes to a ‘sustainable food system’, we like to think of regenerative agriculture. This method of farming aims to build – rather than destroy; whether its ecosystem resilience, relationships with farmers, living standards for animals, regenerative agriculture is an attempt at...

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The Impacts of Our Food on Animal and Farmer Welfare

  As we’ve become increasingly disconnected from our food sources, we tend to forget about the people who grow them, as well as the welfare of the animals that we eat. It’s all too easy to neglect thinking beyond the supermarket portion of the food system that we see every day. Still, it’s time we reconnect with our food sources. In this article, we’ll be looking into the ethical issues surrounding animal and farmer welfare that stem from the current industrialised food system.   Animal Welfare How do we know the meat, eggs, or diary that we buy has been grown in consideration of animal welfare? Currently, the labelling of products as ‘free-range’, ‘organic’ or ‘Red Tractor’ certified is the...

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Revolutionising the food system: How farming can be the climate villain or the saviour

Hi there! Welcome to the second post in our six-part series on “Revolutionising the food system”. As part of Tend’s mission to reconnect with our food, we hope these articles provide you with insight and understanding of the implications of our current food system. In parts 1, 2, 3 and 4, we’ll be discussing the health, climate, ecological and ethical impacts. In part 5, we’ll share what we believe a sustainable food system looks like, before talking about the benefits of that system in part 6. Together, we can revolutionise how we feed ourselves and our planet. The current industrialised food system is contributing to climate change. Our industrialised food system prioritises profit and production over quality and sustainability. It treats...

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Revolutionising the food system: How the current system affects our health and makes us sick

Hi there! Welcome to the first post in our six-part series on “Revolutionising the food system”. As part of Tend’s mission to reconnect with our food, we hope these articles provide you with insight and understanding of the implications of our current food system. In parts 1, 2, 3 and 4, we’ll be discussing the health, climate, ecological and ethical impacts. In part 5, we’ll share what we believe a sustainable food system looks like, before talking about the benefits of that system in part 6. Together, we can revolutionise how we feed ourselves and our planet.   Living a long, fulfilling life requires maintaining good health, but the current food system makes us sick. As Ralph Waldo Emerson famously...

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