The only planet not named after a god is in trouble. Our planet is facing a lot of challenges including pollution. As food fanatics, we have a deeper connection with this planet. Without plants and water, perhaps our hobbies and careers would be different. Becoming a planet-friendly foodie means knowing exactly where our food comes from, the ingredients it contains and how it has been produced.
- Locally grown food requires less energy for storage and transport.
- Naturally high-yielding crops like wheat, corn, soybeans, rice or potatoes.
- Crops that require minimal water like Peas, Lentils, Fava beans, Brussels sprouts or Cabbage.
- Food that needs minimal processing like fruits or vegetables.
- Nitrogen-fixing crops, which capture atmospheric nitrogen and return it as nutrients to the soil.
- Crops grown on established farms to avoid further land clearance.
- Food in biodegradable or reusable packaging.
- Food that isn’t genetically modified or given growth hormones.
- Crops that don’t require synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.
- Crops grown in varied climates, reducing pressure on any one region
- Fair-trade products, certifying that farm workers are treated fairly
Only 3% water of the earth is fresh, rest 97% salted. Of that 3%, over 2% is frozen in ice sheets and glaciers. Means less than 1% fresh water is found in lakes, rivers and underground.