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:
- Buy local, seasonally available ingredients as standard.
- Buy food from farming systems that minimise harm to the environment, such as certified organic.
- 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.
- Stop buying fish species identified as most ‘at risk’ and buy fish only from sustainable sources.
- Choose Fairtrade-certified products for foods and drinks imported from poorer countries
- Avoid bottled water and instead drink plain or filtered tap water.
- 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.