How can each of us make food choices that improve – rather than degrade – our environment. Here’s where you can start:
Develop a practice of asking questions. Farmers markets, for example, offer a unique opportunity to have a person-to-person encounter with those growing and raising produce and meats. Many farmers encountered at a local market are using regenerative practices … methods that ensure that the soil life is tended to and encouraged to flourish, building nutrient rich soils that sustain our health now and into the future. It offers the opportunity to learn about health-promoting production methods like organic farming, permaculture, pasture-based farming, carbon farming, dry land farming, foraging and wild harvesting, just to name a few.
Purchase food in season, in a whole (or less processed) form. This reduces wasteful packaging that inundates landfills and pollutes waterways, and it can serve as a reminder of the resources and extensive labor that brought our food from the land to the plate.
In essence, experiencing food in a holistic way can foster a re-connection to the well-being of the environment.
Learn about other ways to make a difference.