It is a simple truth that the modern diet is not sustainable, as can be seen from a number of statistics and basic facts. For example, most grocery stores score poorly in terms of food waste, while modern food production has caused a variety of issues, including soil depletion and environmental damage.
The issues as described above seem so huge, so immovable, that making an effort to alter your diet in favor of sustainable eating can seem like a drop in the ocean. However, it’s still worth doing: if everyone were to make small changes, those drops could eventually become a tidal wave that changed the course of the current issues facing food supply. Here are a few changes that you may want to consider making to ensure you are eating as sustainably as possible.
#1 - Cut Down on Your Own Food Waste
We’ve talked about this before, but it’s worth mentioning again: food waste is a problem for the food industry, but it’s also an issue that can be remedied in your own kitchen. Reducing food waste is simpler than you might expect, and will soon become second nature.
#2 - Choose Fish Carefully
One of the major ecological concerns over recent years has been overfishing, so it’s important to always buy fish that has been farmed using sustainable methods. Thankfully, this is fairly easy to do; most farmed salmon are now produced with sustainability in mind, and there are plenty of suitable cod and tuna options on the market too. If in doubt, check online to see if the brand or supplier you wish to buy from is committed to sustainable practices.