Sustainable resolution

Looking for a new year’s resolution? How about aiming for sustainable consumption?

A handy guide to sustainable food has been published on Sustain‘s website. It’s a term that gets bandied around a lot, so it’s good to have a working (and workable) definition, which goes something like this:

  1. Buy local, seasonally available ingredients as standard.
  2. Buy food from farming systems that minimise harm to the environment, such as certified organic.
  3. Reduce the amount of foods of animal origin (meat, dairy products and eggs) eaten and eat meals rich in fruit, vegetables, pulses, wholegrains and nuts.
  4. Stop buying fish species identified as most ‘at risk’ and buy fish only from sustainable sources.
  5. Choose Fairtrade-certified products for foods and drinks imported from poorer countries
  6. Avoid bottled water and instead drink plain or filtered tap water.
  7. Protect your and your family’s health and well-being by making sure your meals are made up of generous portions of vegetables, fruit and starchy staples.
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0 Responses to Sustainable resolution

  1. Corrie says:

    Welcome back to the (other) continent, Rhona! I laughed reading your post. The nerve of the Grana Imposters! Perhaps an intervention is needed? We could dress up in our paper-cloth lab coats, booties, and hats and give them a lecture in cheese technology. Grana isn’t Parm-Reg..not even “a little.”

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Rhona McAdam says:

    Hi Corrie!

    Oh most definitely, action must be taken: anyway, I am in serious paper hat and coat withdrawal, as I’m sure you are too.

    Merry Christmas to you too, in your wintry wonderland!

  3. Well, speaking on behalf of North America, I would like to say that it is happy to have you back even if you are having druthers about being here.