By Chef H. Delgado
March 8, 2022
The world is changing very fast, and humans are experts at adapting to new times, technologies, discoveries and new trends.
In this context of change, I would like to talk to you about how the new food values are presented and how to choose the ingredients used in the kitchen to reduce the environmental impact.
I think of my grandparents' vegetable garden and the way of life they used to have in the villages where large shopping centres did not exist and were unnecessary. Every neighbour used to have their own vegetable garden, and almost every house raised animals such as pigs, cows and chickens. All this was more than enough to maintain a healthy life and, above all, with minimal environmental impact.
Today, global trends listen to the planetary SOS and invite us to get a little closer to our own past.
Food is considered sustainable when its production has reduced environmental impact, does not deplete natural resources and respects biodiversity. Considering which foods are included in the diet impacts people's health and the planet's health. More and more countries have begun incorporating sustainability considerations into their food policies and consumer education programs in the last decade.
Although everyone's eating habits and nutritional requirements are different, many actions can help the environment.
The Consumers and Users Organization -OCU-, has put forward a guide with 10 recommendations to implement habits that allow a more sustainable diet:
These are some of the benefits of implementing sustainable diets:
After all these information, I hope you will try to be more sustainable in your way of life. You will improve your health and the planet's health.
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Take care and see you soon!
Love for the product, take care of the technique, elegant execution, and above all, nature and environment respect, are my values as a professional.
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