Wednesday 28th February, 7.30pm
Backstory, 71 Balham High Road, SW12 9AP
Picked by The Times as one of its environment books of the year, journalist Louise Gray tracks the story of our food from farm to fruit bowl, asking what impact our voracious appetites have on the planet.
About the book:
Trying to make sense of it, environmental journalist Louise Gray tracks the stories of our five-a-day, from farm to fruit bowl, and discovers the impact that growing fruits and vegetables has on the planet. Visiting farms, interviewing scientists and trying to grow her own, she asks important questions to dig up the dirt on familiar items in our shopping baskets. Are plant proteins as good for us as meat proteins? Why can we buy so-called seasonal fruits like strawberries all year round? And is the symbol of clean eating, the avocado, fuelling the climate crisis? As pressure grows to share our healthy, environmentally friendly lives on social media, Avocado Anxiety is also a personal story of motherhood and the realisation that nothing is ever perfect.
Ticket only - £15
Ticket & book (to collect on the night - £10.99 RRP) - £20