One in four now 'grow their own' fruit and veg

Published: 23 Feb 2012

Consumer watchdog Which? has confirmed what Fresh Pod have long suspected - more people are joining the grow-your-own revolution to save money and lead healthier lives. 
A Which? report has revealed one in four people now grow edible crops to cope with rocketing food and fuel prices. Researchers also found consumers were turning to home-grown produce so they could eat healthily. 
In the consumer magazine's online survey of over 1,000 people, 59 per cent said they had turned to growing their own because "increases in food prices mean I'm trying to be more economical". 
A third said their main reason for becoming more self-sufficient was because they were "trying to eat more healthily". Meanwhile 22 per cent said they had "less disposable income to spend on food" as higher fuel bills and other household expenses had drastically reduced the amount of cash they had left to spend each month. 
Fresh Pod, along with Enviro-Pod want to help people lower both their food bills, by removing the ethylene from fridges and fruit bowls through Fresh Pod and by keeping people warm without the need for external heat sources, with Cosy Pod. 
Just one Fresh Pod in the family fridge can save a massive £400+ every year, for the average UK household. Money that can be put to better use than throwing food in the bin untouched. 
News courtesy of The Edible Garden Show.

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