Did you know that according to a recent article in The Telegraph, the number of vegans in Britain has risen 360% in the last 10 years. The poll was carried out by IPSOS Mori (a marketing research company) on behalf of the Vegan Society.
Now, you can always debate the accuracy of these figures, but one thing is clear, there now seems to be a growing trend to push for more plant based nutrition. However this may have come about, the way I look at it, this is a good thing, if it supports our health, and ethical trade. But lets not forget about another aspect of plant based nutrition, it's free and available to us all. What is it?
Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, paleo, caveman (ish) or just following plant based nutrition for your own reasons, if you want to include wild plants, then learning the do's and dont's of foraging not only will stop you getting killed, but it's also great fun. How do you forage? First port of call is learn from a good quality source before you head out on your own. This will not only save you from making dangerous mistakes, but will help to fast track your learning curve. Below are some highly informative videos I took at a foraging walk I attended, organised by Owen Raybould of The Health Academy.