Riverford began when founder, Guy Watson, began sending vegetables to 30 of his friends in Devon. It’s now an award winning organic food delivery business, delivering around 47,000 boxes per week to homes across the country from a selection of UK farms. 🚜
Riverford's sustainability efforts extend beyond their organic food. As a certified B-Corp they meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance. Riverford also take measures to minimise packaging and use biodegradable packaging for their food deliveries. You can read about their packaging policy here. Riverford also have several amazing charity partnerships which you can look into here.
A snapshot of Riverford's sustainability journey so far.
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Organic food to your door
How your food is grown can have a significant impact on your health as well as the environment. Organic farming is widely recognised as a better agricultural method for both your own health and the planet. Here's why:
Make your BBQ more eco-friendly
Barbecues are a major feature of garden socialising in the UK – more so in recent times because of lockdown restrictions. There’s a lot to love about them – who isn’t up for a beer and a burger (ideally plant-based!) in the sun with their favourite people?
8 things you didn’t know about organic food
By now, the benefits of organic produce are pretty well-documented. Organic food is better for the planet since it requires no artificial fertilisers and promotes healthier soils that can store more carbon. It’s better for animal welfare, as organic standards ensure that all animals reared for meat and animal products have a better quality of life. It’s better for wildlife, as organic farming supports cleaner water and richer biodiversity. And of course, it’s good for people, too – organic produce has lower concentrations of pesticides and heavy metals, and higher levels of antioxidants and beneficial omega-3 fatty acids.
COP26: the Good, the Bad & What to do Next?
COP26 represented a historical moment for the climate conversation. Over the last two weeks, leaders, experts and scientists from around the world have converged in Glasgow to create and agree upon the global action needed to mitigate the worst impacts of the climate crisis. 197 parties have now signed the Glasgow Climate Pact.