The word “sustainability” has been discussed in many areas, including food.
To be sustainable is to practice a set of habits that can change a person’s daily life for the better while preserving the environment.
What would human beings be without the resources that the Earth offers?
Therefore, it is necessary to make people aware of what can be done to avoid polluting the planet even more and to live by saving water, land, food, raw materials, in short, everything we have, is growing more and more.
LINK BETWEEN FOOD AND SUSTAINABILITY
Being sustainable is not a big deal.
You can, with small habits, change your eating habits and still take care of everything around.
Contrary to what many people think, the environment is not only field, forest or beach, goes far beyond.
The environment is where you live, where you work, where your children study, where you go to the gym. All the
places need care and, through a conscious and balanced process, it is possible to preserve even more.
But how to do it? If you have the habit of leaving food on your plate, stop.
Did you know that Brazil is one of the countries that wastes the most food?
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the country wastes 30 foods after harvest, not including leftovers from meals.
A good way to get around this problem is to put on your plate only the food you eat at the time.
The ideal is to add it little by little. Want more? Go back and add more food.
This habit helps you control your food intake and avoid unnecessary waste.
Organic food also has its role to play.
Opting for food without pesticides (toxic substances that can harm your health) is a sustainable approach.
First of all, the preservatives used to increase the shelf life of products and make them more palatable are extremely polluting.
They are bad for human health, contributing to serious illnesses, and for the environment, as they pollute soil and water.
Don’t forget that what we eat directly interferes with the planet.
Livestock farming, for example, is one of the areas that uses the most water in the world. So why not cut down on meat consumption? It may seem silly, but if everyone did their part, animals, soils and humans would be much better off. The problem is that there are people who are selfish and do not care about their fellow man.
A SUSTAINABLE WAY OF LIFE ON A DAILY BASIS
Want to help the planet? Avoid industrialized products whenever you can.
Normally, this type of product contributes to the accumulation of garbage, this to have a packaging. They are also not rich in vitamins and minerals, because the processing removes the nutrients.
Having a vegetable garden at home is also sustainable.
Can you imagine having natural ingredients at hand, organic and not polluting the environment?
By having a garden, no matter how small, you can save money while contributing to the cause.
In short, food and sustainability are interconnected. How about learning how to complement each other?
In teacher Ale Nahra’s course on agro-ecological home gardens, you’ll learn step-by-step how to set up a corner for your plants.
Check it out today and remove all your doubts.