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Mad about food: your questions
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Do you ever give a second thought to what you eat? What's in your shopping basket? What are our eating habits?

Mad about food
A week exploring the global food supply chain and its impact on the environment.

Mad About Food, a BBC News exploration of the complex story behind the global food supply chain and its impact on the environment, is running across TV, radio and online all week from 17 December.

BBC News 24 have been holding live interactive debates on different issues. You can watch the debates which have taken place on BBC News 24 below.

WATCH OUR PAST DEBATES

Monday 17th

Quentin Clarke, Waitrose's central buyer for fish, poultry and eggs
Why don't we have British cranberries? And other questions

Who takes responsibility for consumer habits? How do you decide what to buy? What needs to be done?

Andy Carrington, managing director of AC Nielsen, Kath Delmany, deputy co-ordinator of Sustain, and Quentin Clarke, Waitrose's central buyer for fish, poultry and eggs answered your questions live from Waitrose at Mill Hill, North London.

Tuesday 18th

Debate on News 24
Is it fair trade vs climate change? And other questions

Is it sustainable to have luxury out of season fruits and vegetables in British supermarkets all year round?

Do we need to import food from developing countries?

Karen Ellis from the Overseas Development Institute and Tom Berry from Forum for The Future answered your questions on the subject.

Wednesday 19th

Willie Mackenzie, Greenpeace fish campaigner and Mike Mitchell, head of sustainability at Young's seafood
Where do you buy sustainable fish? And other questions

Only 7% of world fisheries are working with sustainable certification body the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Do you look out when you buy your shrimp and tuna?

James Simpson, spokesman for the Marine Stewardship Council, Willie Mackenzie, Greenpeace fish campaigner and Mike Mitchell, head of sustainability at Young's seafood answered your questions on the subject.

Thursday 20th

Steve Agg from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Debbie Robinson, Director of food and retail for the Co-op, shopper Lynne Crowther and Dr Wayne Martindale from Sheffield Hallam Uni
Is it easy to 'get local'? And other questions

What does 'going local' mean? Should we be growing our own food? How important is seasonality? Could you survive on local sources? Is local better or are supermarkets more efficient?

Steve Agg, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Dr Wayne Martindale from the Food Innovation project at Sheffield Hallam University, Debbie Robinson, director of food and retail marketing for the Co-op and shopper Lynne Crowther answered your questions about buying local and seasonal.





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