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Eating For The Planet

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Every decision we make as consumers matters in a world when pollution and climate change are putting the health of our planet at growing risk. The future of our world is significantly affected by the food we choose to eat.

Below are just 6 tips that can be easily implemented to protect our planet.

Avoid Unnecessary Packaging

Plastics are a product of human innovation as they are lightweight, durable, decay resistant, inexpensive, and mouldable. Unfortunately, this innovation comes at a price. Plastic isn’t biodegradable, every piece of plastic ever made is still on this planet. Whether it breaks down into microplastics or not, plastic that is either dumped or washed into the oceans are consumed by marine animals.

Eat Seasonal Produce

A ripe summer peach. A crisp Autumn apple. A delicate bunch of spring asparagus. These are examples of foods and the seasons during which they’re at their peak. When we eat in season produce, it is at peak supply, therefore it will generally be less expensive than when bought out of season – think storage costs, transportation, and reduced supply – all these costs are then passed to the consumer.

Choose Green Fish

At Food Lover’s Market, we take our responsibility as a retailer very seriously. We understand our role in protecting our oceans and seafood. That’s why we ensure that we only stock seafood from the WWF-SASSI green list – so that you can make sustainable seafood choices too.

The WWF-SASSI green list serves as a valuable resource for both consumers and retailers like us, helping everyone make informed decisions about our seafood purchases.

Buy Local

Fresh produce markets offer fair trading opportunities for both large-scale, commercial producers and smallholder farmers who cultivate smaller quantities of produce. Selling at fresh produce markets is not only a means of generating income but also an opportunity for farmers to connect with their communities, receive direct feedback, and participate in a transparent and fair market environment.

Plant Based Foods

Plant-based diets can be effective for weight management and may help with weight loss or maintenance. Plant foods are often lower in calories and higher in fibre compared to animal products, which can help you feel fuller for longer and reduce calorie intake. By incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet, you may be able to save money on groceries while still enjoying delicious and nutritious meals.

Reduce Food Waste

Create a weekly meal plan and shopping list based on what you need. This reduces the likelihood of overbuying and ensures you use all purchased ingredients. Store perishable items such as fruits, vegetables, and dairy products properly to extend their shelf life. Utilize airtight containers, refrigeration, and appropriate packaging methods.

In conclusion, adopting a sustainable and planet-friendly approach to eating is not only beneficial for the environment but also for our own health and well-being. It might just be ahead of the game already, or not, but let’s keep our planet safe and health.

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