Liv­ing off our land

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

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

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