Food swapping: The Movement Taking Off in the UK

Photo Credit: BBC News

Photo Credit: BBC News

The UK has a new trend: food swapping. Throughout history, food has been swapped and traded via the barter system, and this new trend follows the exact same model. But this isn't just for farmers or those with home gardens - the movement is growing all over the UK - everything from ice cream and homemade sushi, to apples and wild garlic. 

The Food Swap Network started in Brooklyn, New York, and so far, 125 groups have been established across the US and Canada, from Honolulu to Boston. They are now spreading to Europe, with the UK leading the way. Read More