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How learning about food nourishes students’ souls

Our modern urbanised world leaves children ignorant about where their meals come from and how they are prepared – but a social enterprise is attempting to change that

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Young people are growing up in an urbanised world where ingredients appear “magically” on a supermarket shelf and meals come in packets or are served instantaneously by fast-food chains. Supermarkets, meanwhile, peddle the fantasy that there is no downside to the plethora of cheap food from faraway places.

How those ingredients arrive here is little known; what those meals contain is mysterious. In this climate, children lose a sense of the journey food makes from field to plate, its value and priority is diminished, and the act of eating becomes casual or throwaway.

It is young adults of ...

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