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We held a bake sale not too long ago to not only raise money, but raise awareness of the local v. global ingredients of what is available in London. We were successful in both, and Team Cupcake (local) won! Happily we were able to find most ingredients that are from the UK, but a few like baking powder, fairtrade mixed spice, and vanilla extract were imported.

Although it is not possible for some products to be localized, wherever you are, it is important to read the label and consider how far your food has travelled, how much fuel per year goes into importing this product, and if there is an alternative product, before purchasing any ingredient on the shelves.

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