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Are Your Food Options Sustainable Choices?

You’re on a quest…a quest to eco friendly living and be more green.  That pursuit has helped you adopt new practices into your life and now you are considering how and what you eat.  A good place to start is by examining why meat diets are not really a sustainable choice and why a plant-based diet option, such as vegetarianism and veganism, may be better choices. Let’s explore the benefits of vegetarian diet.

You may be thinking…’What on earth would I eat without meat?’  ‘How can I live without meat?’ or ‘Life is too short to not eat meat.’  Indeed, life may be too short if you do not pay attention to what you are feeding yourself; it could be taxing on your body and it could be taxing on the Earth.  We need to open our eyes (WIDE) and understand the consequences our massive food consumption and poor agricultural practices are putting on the Earth.

BUT…it can change!  You can change and when you change you can enlighten others to a better choice.  And do you know what?  It is not nearly as scary as it sounds, I promise!  Read on… Read the rest of this entry »

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Eco friendly living includes looking at our food choices and their environmental pollution effects, among other issues. Eating less meat, or no meat at all is one way to make a sustainable choice.

Farm animals outnumber the human population approximately three and a half to one, and meat consumption is predicted to double by the middle of the century.  The large amount of gases (methane, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide) and bodily waste from industrial animal production facilities, or factory farms, not only contaminate drinking and ground water, but also accelerate global warming.

Carnivore (Meat Eater)

Being the T-Rex of the food chain may make you feel strong and powerful, but you may want to take a second look at your need for meat.  Factory farms are the #1 Read the rest of this entry »

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Going green with your food might seem overwhelming.  You think you are making good choices, but then find out the organic bananas you just bought traveled 1,500 miles to get to you.  Choosing food and having green lifestyles may seem daunting, but it does not have to be.  Here are a few simple things to remember to help you make good decisions for your sustainable life!

BUY LOCAL

Food transportation miles are a big consideration.  The fewer miles it takes for the food to reach your table, the better it is.  Consider this…if food has to be flown to get to you, think of all the pollution that was created by that flight.  Most communities have Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs.   Eating local foods supports your local farmers by purchasing directly from them or at a local farmers’ market.

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BUY IN BULK

First off, don’t buy what you don’t need.  Buying in bulk allows you to get the quantity you need. Why should you buy in bulk?  Well, it can mean savings all around.  It saves packaging, travel time, and money!  Oftentimes, you find foods in bulk that are not available in conventional packaging, such as Read the rest of this entry »

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