Eating Green – doesn’t mean setting up a Tee pee in your back yard and living on kale leaves. Every little bit counts and you can start today.
Eating green means eating whole, nutritious, minimally-processed foods that are healthy for you and the environment. Think about how your food is grown and where it comes from, it could be having a huge impact on you and the environment.
There’s a lot of things we don’t see but it doesn’t mean they aren’t happening. Your everyday choices make an impact.
Have you heard about Orang-utans losing their homes and the deforestation of the Amazon forest for palm oil production? Or land degradation due to pesticides? These are a big deal, affecting water availability and biodiversity.
You know the saying ‘you are what you eat’, it really is true. Eating fresh, whole foods with fewer chemicals has a heap of benefits for your well being.
We have it pretty great in Australia, but a lot of food we take for granted is sourced from third world countries where conditions aren’t so great. Read about chocolate and why fair-trade is important.
If you work long hours and hard to create something, do you expect fair pay and to be able to continue your work in a positive way? Farmers face this challenge every day and there are growing concerns about how they can keep up with consumer demands.
There are billions of people to feed around the world but only limited resources to do it. All food requires resources, we’re talking water, fuel, chemicals and labour. The fewer resources required, the better! Have a look at the water footprint of different foods. A kilo of chocolate requires 17,196 litres of water, where as a kilo of bananas is only 790 litres!
You can find out more about these impacts at sustainable table.
You don’t need to give up your favourite foods to make a difference; try to make small changes. Check out Shop Ethical’s guide to ethical products in Australia!