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Why the rise of the veg box could save our planet—and ourselves

Their supply chains are not only better for the environment—they also help small producers get paid

By Yasemin Craggs Mersinoglu  

Previously seen as having limited appeal, food delivery schemes—often called “veg boxes”—have now exploded in popularity. A Share of The Crop, a veg box supplier which sources produce from southeast England, received a year’s worth of additional orders during a single week in March. Since the coronavirus pandemic took over Britain, three million people have tried such a scheme or bought food from a local…

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