I like to keep abreast of international farming matters and was tuned into the BBC’s Farming Today episode on mushroom growing.

The commercial growers in question said they were concerned with sourcing sustainable peat compost. All well and good, until they added the “sustainable” peat they sourced was from Ireland. It would seem far away peat is greener, because with Teagasc refusing to even advocate the use of peat for animal bedding, I’m not sure Irish climate experts would agree it is “sustainable” to export it to our neighbours.