Living off our land
THANK you for publishing such a wonderful account of John Lewis-stempel’s year as a hunter-gatherer (August 2). Despite the urges I’m sure he overcame not to pop down to the supermarket and gorge on everything in sight, what a rewarding journey he must have experienced. What is sad is how little of Nature’s bounty we deem to be edible nowadays— it’s too easy to rely on other countries to provide out-of-season produce. Buying green beans produced abroad, particularly if UK beans are in season, is an immense disservice to British agriculture.
Georgia Boscawen, by email