Maryn McKenna of National Geographic’s The Plate suggests some ways that we we can take some things out of our lives and help support a more sustainable food system while not necessarily adding more time to our schedules.
Hers is a simple five-part prescription of ways we can work our wallets for the wellness of our selves and our planet:
Buy meat raised without routine antibiotic use
Purchase only US-produced shrimp
Choose “trash fish”
Look for local cheese and dairy
Seek out ethical chocolate
Check out McKenna’s brief and well-researched descriptions of why each of these five ideas matter and how you might easily achieve them. An added bonus is that in a lot of cases, supporting a healthier, local food system provides the efficiency of also supporting a healthier you.
- Resolutions for 2015: Buy the Change You Want to See in the World via The Plate (National Geographic)