Making Eating a Sustainable Part of Your Life
There is an increased interest in sustainable food practices. Here are some tips for becoming more sustainable.
- Foods raised organically need fewer chemical pesticides and fertilizers and thus have less impact on the environment. If you can’t to buy all organic foods, make a decision to purchase a few foods which are most important to you to eat organically.
- Choose foods raised close to home. Utilize foods sold at farmers markets, CSA’s (community supported agriculture) or raise a garden.
- Learn to eat within the season. Food that is not raised in the area, is often shipped a significant distance which results in more fuel used for transportation.
- Reduce food waste. A significant amount of food is thrown away in this country. Only buy what you can reasonably use in a week. Rotting food is a major source of methane, one of the greenhouse gases associated with global warming. Also look for foods that use minimal packaging.