What’s the problem, babuh?
Industrial agriculture and food waste wreak havoc on the environment and cause disease and death among humans, plants and animals.
What’s the solution, babuh?
- Eat local – It’s fresh, travels significantly less “food miles”, and supports the local economy.
- Eat organic – It doesn’t contain any synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, tastes better, is not genetically modified and supports biodiversity.
- Eat in-season – Out of season food travels a lot more food miles than in-season.
- Go vegetarian – It helps the environment, improves your health, and prevents the death and suffering of
animals and workers.
- Eat healthy portions – Eat only the amount of food your body needs to maintain itself and give you the energy you need.
- Buy/take only what you need - Don’t buy a pallet of bagel bites at Costco or fill up your plate at the buffet to a level that will instigate the fire marshall.
Where can I learn more, babuh?
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Kansas City Food Circle (local, organic, and free-range food producers, restaurants and farmers markets in the Kansas City metro area)
- Sustainable Table
- Vegkansascity.com (Kansas City’s online resource for anyone interested in reducing the amount of animal products they consume.)
Got other great Web links? Send me an email, man, and I’ll get ‘em posted (provided I like what you send me, of course).