3 tips for sustainable eating at home
Before your food arrived on your plate, how did it get there? It sprouted from tilled land, eaten by animals, processed by factories, transported by trucks, sold in retail, until it made its way to your kitchen — all of which contribute to the food industry that largely threatens our environment.
As the food industry leaves huge environmental footprints on land, water, and air, some experts claim that it has the largest single impact on the planet. Therefore, more people are willing to explore creative and adopt sustainable ways of eating.
However, there are gaps between aspiration, action, and continuation. Food is so central to our lifestyle that trying to maintain any modifications to it is notoriously difficult. We’re often challenged by affordability, limited availability, socio-cultural environment, and other factors. Even so, it’s not impossible, making some small changes to our choices can make a difference. Here’s how you can make sustainable eating a part of your lifestyle:
1) Eat more plants
Add more fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes to your diet, not only it’s good for your health, but also to help lessen the environmental damage caused by animal agriculture. It accounts for 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions, making it one of the world’s largest sources of pollution. It also causes great imbalances in biodiversity when habitats of other threatened species are transformed for livestock.
While it can be difficult to store highly perishable greens, the right technology, like in the UltimateTaste 300 refrigerator, can prolong their shelf life. The TasteLockAuto feature releases excess moisture from the chiller to reduce condensation, keeping your greens fresh for up to seven (7) days.
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