The founder of Bristol-based organic retailer Better Food, Phil Haughton, has released his first ever book, Food For Thought – a celebration of life, good food and nature.
With a foreword by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Food For Thought explores Haughton’s personal perspective on food, farming and the natural world, alongside contributions from respected food experts and green campaigners.
Described as an ‘uplifting and thought-provoking’ book it sees Haughton – who has been fighting for food justice, supporting organic farmers and producers, and advocating for the balance of food and nature for over 40 years – discuss the importance of food, family and community and offer up fascinating stories, tempting recipes and helpful tips.
It is clear we are facing the biggest challenge in the history of our species and the way we nourish ourselves is central to the solution
“My life’s work has been passionately devoted to the world of food justice through living community, city farming, community farming and business,” he says in the introduction. “I have been privileged to have a business vehicle with which to make a difference. For well over 25 years my company, Better Food, has been championing organic food from local producers and building strong food communities. Retailing food with the wellbeing of the whole community in mind is much needed in a supermarket dominated world.”
“This book … is an offering attempting to look at some of the key pillars for building a just world with its core firmly rooted in food and farming. It is clear we are facing the biggest challenge in the history of our species and the way we nourish ourselves is central to the solution. We will undoubtedly make better choices by taking a holistic approach to designing a food system from the soil up, not the plate down.”
In other Better Food news, the retailer has announced that it has teamed up with Good Sixty — a ‘one stop shop’ for local independents which offers customers the opportunity to buy from a variety of local stores in a single purchase. The move means that a selection of Better Foods most popular goods are now available for direct delivery.