David McKenzie

Freelance food writer and farmhand

The Sustainable Food Trust


Founded by Patrick Holden in 2011, the UK-based Sustainable Food Trust is a crucial platform for giving the general public a clearer idea of what different means of food production actually look like. They are closely involved in politics and policy work, with a high level of practical knowledge and understanding derived from a rich network of sustainable producers.

I have been working with the Sustainable Food Trust since 2019. You can read some of my articles they have published here:

What makes a sustainable Christmas dinner? The ecological footprint of festive feasting

Sustainable Food Trust

There are very few other times of the year when arguments over what we should be eating are brought so vehemently to the table as at Christmas. Looking at the history of why we (particularly Brits) eat certain things at Christmas, as well as a future of what we should or could be eating instead.

How heritage barley could be a valuable and vital food in the fight against climate change

Sustainable Food Trust

Overlooked for centuries in favour of wheat, old types of barley may be part of an inspiring answer to some big problems surrounding human health, environment, and food production.

Giving good grains a better future

Sustainable Food Trust

Grains – the seeds of cereal grasses and so-called ‘pseudocereals’ – have long been central to human nutrition, from ancient Aztec amaranth to Australian Aboriginal kangaroo grass. In recent years and decades, however, our relationship with many grains has changed drastically and, in many cases, detrimentally.