Going local in food choices is an important step in reducing environmental impact. For many of us, the practice of raising our own food is impractical as is the notion of eating a diet consisting entirely of food that is harvested locally. But a good place to start is with vegetables, by planting a backyard kitchen garden or eating what is available seasonally. And while youâ€™re savoring that homegrown tomato, you can start reading more about sustainable agriculture â€“ food production methods that are healthy, do no harm to the environment, respect workers, are humane to animals, provide fair wages to farmers and support farming communities.
More information on this topic may be found at:
The Sustainable Table