A sustainable food system refers to the promotion of health amongst the public, earth, and farmers, as well as increasing the longevity of our food resources for future generations.
Some of the best ways to support sustainability are to grow your own food, eat local, organic, and in season produce, and to cook your own food! Cooking at home lets you choose sustainably manufactured items and manage the amount of waste produced. To cook more, means that you must have plenty of ingredients. That's why Martie allows you to fill your pantry with plenty of yummy items to make a homemade masterpiece.
Crop rotation is another vital method to achieve a sustainable food system. When the same crop is planted repeatedly a huge removal of nutrients from the soil occurs and a lack of regeneration of all of those goodies. So, while you might not be the one rotating the crops, what you buy from a shelf (and how it was produced) can definitely have an impact.
According to the USDA, about 75% of the world’s food comes from just 12 plants! This heavy reliance on a few plants causes the earth to be less resilient to insects, disease, and climate change. When you cook at home YOU can decide to choose food outside of the 12, which means you can help change these statistics! Who knew that having a pantry stocked with a variety of food was doing more good than just for your tastebuds?
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