HUNGRY FOR CHANGE

HUNGRY FOR CHANGE

We are on a mission to reconnect local communities with small-scale producers. So you can have access to tasty food, made with sustainable practices directly from those who make it.

We believe in a food system that doesn’t let us down when we need it most. Supermarkets cannot cope with home deliveries and at the same time small-scale food producers are struggling to reach their market.

Shopping directly from small-scale producers will ensure that they’ll be able to survive the current situation and you’ll get to enjoy fresh produce while staying in.

We are on a mission to reconnect local communities with small-scale producers. So you can have access to tasty food, made with sustainable practices directly from those who make it.

We believe in a food system that doesn’t let us down when we need it most. Supermarkets cannot cope with home deliveries and at the same time small-scale food producers are struggling to reach their market.

Shopping directly from small-scale producers will ensure that they’ll be able to survive the current situation and you’ll get to enjoy fresh produce while staying in.

80 years 

that’s how long it has passed since artificial chemicals made their way into our food, driving an abundance of food at low prices passing to us the hidden costs of our health and our environment.

We’ve missed a couple of generations from where we’ve gone totally disconnected from what we eat, how it’s produced and who makes it.  That’s 80 years in which industrial food production completely changed our relationship 

and our access to fresh, safe, healthy food. If we don’t speed up the pace of change, the last few producers who still care about making pure food without any artificial pesticides, herbicides or other pollutants will be lost.

80 years 

that’s how long it has passed since artificial chemicals made their way into our food, driving an abundance of food at low prices passing to us the hidden costs of our health and our environment.

We’ve missed a couple of generations from where we’ve gone totally disconnected from what we eat, how it’s produced and who makes it.  That’s 80 years in which industrial food production completely changed our relationship and our access to fresh, safe, healthy food. If we don’t speed up the pace of change, the last few producers who still care about making pure food without any artificial pesticides, herbicides or other pollutants will be lost.

NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE UNTIL WE INSIST ON CHANGE

NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE

UNTIL WE INSIST ON CHANGE

Natural or fewer pesticides 

Global industrial food systems negatively impact our planet by polluting water resources, air and soil, inducing erosion and eliminating local wildlife through pesticide use. The need of farmers to look after their crop should be made through preventative measures to control pests and diseases & by using natural pesticides.

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No GM fed

Genetic modification of crops means inserting DNA into the genome of an organism to change its characteristics. But GM hasn’t been proved to be absolutely safe. UK supermarkets are using GM animal feed in their own brand supply chains. If you buy regular eggs, milk or red meat you are most likely buying GM-fed, without even knowing it.

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Free from artificial additives

Technically a food additive is just anything added to your food during its production, processing and packaging. Most food manufacturers use additives in their products to either enhance the flavor, give it a more desirable appearance or to change its colour. These fake, artificial additives can be harmful to health if consumed in large quantities.

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No routine use of antibiotics

Conventionally-raised hens living in tiny, disease-prone spaces are usually treated with “preventive” antibiotics. The only way to stop the over-use of these antibiotics on farms and suppress human resistance to them is to move to better farming systems that are kinder to animals and not mass-medicating animals even before they are ill.

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WHAT THE LAST 80 YEARS

MEANT FOR US

In Scotland, energy dense food has become both more available and cheaper than more nutritious foods and portion sizes have almost doubled. Us, customers, expect cheap food, but cheap food is often heavily processed, full of sugar and fat that plays its part in the health crisis we face.

65% of adults in Scotland are overweight, including 29% who are obese. 13% of our children are at risk of obesity, with a further 13% at risk of being overweight. Our diets now pose the biggest threat to our health (View the research here and here)

We know that type 2 diabetes is on the rise, 17,000 of us are diagnosed every year.  87% of people with type 2 diabetes are above their ideal weight. What used to be called adult-onset diabetes it is now becoming more common in young children too (See more here and here)

There are approximately 7,000 deaths in Scotland each year, where coronary heart disease is the underlying cause. Despite a reduction in the rate of death from this disease over the last decade, it still remains one of the leading causes of deaths in Scotland (See research here)

Every year, 30,000 people in Scotland are told they have cancer. The data is clear, high-energy and high-fat foods / processed foods with chemical preservatives can lead to obesity and are generally thought to cause 13 different types of cancer such as cancers of the colon, breast, kidney, oesophagus, gallbladder and endometrium (Learn more here and here)

WHAT THE LAST 80 YEARS

MEANT FOR FOOD PRODUCERS

We’ve gone from buying our food from many small-scale producers that were making good quality, wholesome food products to getting our food from a few big retailers whose main goal is making cheap food that lasts longer. Small scale farms are closing down one by one not being able to make the same healthy food with responsible practices and compete with large industrial businesses.

The power that supermarkets have had for the past years is indisputable. They are the ones dictating prices, choosing to work with large scale producers that can offer big quantities of food at low prices. They decide when to make promotions, special offers and discounts that come out of the pocket of the food producers who don’t have a say. Small-scale producers find it difficult to respond to supermarket requirements such as pre-defined quantities and timing, so often their products don’t even end up in supermarkets.

To be able to keep up with the supermarket’s demands and make constant large volumes of food at low prices, production practices had to change. That’s why bigger factories had to appear, animals had to grow faster, more preservatives and additives had to be introduced to keep the food longer on shelves & make it more appealing. Everything had to be automated to drive efficiency. The one feeling the pressure is the small producer who is struggling to maintain its heritage and in the same time to produce large quantities as per the supermarket’s demands.

Our food is cheap, but it’s not the supermarkets that sustain these low prices, this goes down the food chain to the people making our food. The pressure they face is to put products on the market at the price that the big chains want, because they have the monopoly. The profit margins for producers are slimmer every year. Small producers are trying to get a steady growth to ensure a steady income but this is so hard to do when they are getting paid a fraction of how much money they invest in the food production in the first place. 

Governments favor those who make more food, often forgetting about the small producers who actually live off what they make. The changes in policies are said to simplify and help them but most often it has the opposite effect. Because small producers are often dispersed, they are excluded from decision-making and don’t have a say in the matters that affect them. Policies should ensure that communities keep enjoying consistent access to safe, nutritious food, as well as providing employment opportunities for new producers.

WHY TASTEBACK MATTERS

WHY TASTEBACK MATTERS

Know what’s in your food

We’re total sceptics when it comes to the practices found in the current food industry and we expect that you’re too. At TasteBack, true transparency isn’t just something printed on a label. We’re proud of the tasty food you can buy through the platform and how it’s made, which is why we encourage you to check out the processes and ingredients used for yourself. You deserve to know exactly what you’re putting in your body- from whom & where it’s coming from.

Know what’s in your food

At TasteBack, true transparency isn’t just something printed on a label. We’re proud of the tasty food you can buy through the platform and how it’s made, which is why we encourage you to check out the processes and ingredients used for yourself. You deserve to know exactly from whom & where the food you buy is coming from.

Know what’s in your food

At TasteBack, true transparency isn’t just something printed on a label. We’re proud of the tasty food you can buy through the platform and how it’s made, which is why we encourage you to check out the processes and ingredients used for yourself. You deserve to know exactly from whom & where the food you buy is coming from.

Empower small-scale producers

In a world of mass production and automation, the small food producer has little power to see any economic opportunity. We are committed to helping them overcome the barriers that they face by easily reaching out to their market. We’ve built up a platform where they can open and manage their own shop. We help our community of sellers turn their ideas into successful businesses.

Empower small-scale producers

In a world of mass production and automation, the small food producer has little power to see any economic opportunity. We are committed to helping them overcome the barriers that they face by easily reaching out to their market. We’ve built up a platform where they can open and manage their own shop. We help our community of sellers turn their ideas into successful businesses.

Empower small-scale producers

In a world of mass production and automation, the small food producer has little power to see any economic opportunity. We are committed to helping them overcome the barriers that they face by easily reaching out to their market. We’ve built up a platform where they can open and manage their own shop. We help our community of sellers turn their ideas into successful businesses.

Inspire human connection

For us, reconnecting you with small scale producers is more than delivering tasty and healthy food – it’s working to bring back the lost relationship between you and the producers, bridging the gap, so you can always have direct contact to ask questions, give reviews and suggestions straight to the source.

Inspire human connection

For us, reconnecting you with small scale producers is more than delivering tasty and healthy food – it’s working to bring back the lost relationship between you and the producers, bridging the gap, so you can always have direct contact to ask questions, give reviews and suggestions straight to the source.

Let’s put the taste back into our food.

Together we can rebuild a food chain that allows us to trace the source of our food.
Here’s what you can do:

Let’s put the taste back into our food.

Together we can rebuild a food chain that allows us to trace the source of our food.
Here’s what you can do:

Let’s put the taste back into our food.

Together we can rebuild a food chain that allows us to trace the source of our food.
Here’s what you can do:

The time is now. Get involved.

@SamanthaMPalmer

#whytastebackmatters because we deserve to know exactly where our food comes from and how it was made

@tasteback_uk

Now more than ever it’s important to reconnect with our small-scale producers and have easy access to fantastic foods & drinks made with sustainable practices, all while staying in! Share your thoughts on #whytastebackmatters

@rob_brown121

What better way to support small producers if not buying what they make straight from them? #whytastebackmatters

The time is now.

Get involved.

@SamanthaMPalmer

#whytastebackmatters because we deserve to know exactly where our food comes from and how it was made

@tasteback_uk

Now more than ever it’s important to reconnect with our small-scale producers and have easy access to fantastic foods & drinks made with sustainable practices, all while staying in! Share your thoughts on #whytastebackmatters

@rob_brown121

What better way to support small producers if not buying what they make straight from them? #whytastebackmatters

The time is now.

Get involved.

@SamanthaMPalmer

#whytastebackmatters because we deserve to know exactly where our food comes from and how it was made

@tasteback_uk

Now more than ever it’s important to reconnect with our small-scale producers and have easy access to fantastic foods & drinks made with sustainable practices, all while staying in! Share your thoughts on #whytastebackmatters

@rob_brown121

What better way to support small producers if not buying what they make straight from them? #whytastebackmatters

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