Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Some tiny things to help Mother Earth
No, I am not a Climate nut (although my sister is a Weather nut), but I guess I like nature well enough to want it around (well, water lilies, trees, and tigers, anyway).
Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson run Food Tank (http://foodtank. org).
They think single-crop farms are degrading the soil and creating bad food for people.
So they are all about (buzzword warning) sustainable agriculture.
Eat more colors. Colors denote nutritional richness.
Buy food with less packaging. Packages create one-third of the waste gumming up the world.
Choose seasonal produce.
Maybe go on a farm stay instead of a vacay. Check out World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.
Cook your own food. Cook in batches and freeze for later.
Be convivial (they are also for positive outlooks). I guess it's OK to laugh and stuff your face with sustainable veggies you cooked yourself. In fact, it sounds almost fun.