It might surprise you to learn that food waste and garden clippings contribute to global warming. When they end up in landfill they produce methane gas, which is 25 times stronger than carbon dioxide. One council survey showed that around 33% of our household waste is food, including peelings, and 10% is vegetation from the garden. Turning waste into compost is a win-win solution. Composting benefits our air and soil, which means it is also good for us too.
The benefits of pulses are well recognised, yet they are often overlooked on the menu. To boost the popularity of these simple nutritious foods, The United Nations have declared 2016, the year of pulses.