Sustainability

One of many Basic Human Needs is food, yet we keep spending smaller and smaller portion’s of our income on what we eat. According to David Suzuki’s Green Guide, Americans spent 18 per cent of their income on food 40 years ago, Now Americans spend nine per cent of their income on food (the lowest proportion in the world).  Canadian stats portray a similar trend in Food Spending.  


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When it come’s to Food choices it’s not black and white, More than anything, it’s about starting to pay attention.  Buy food you know from people you know.


 The Six Thousand Hidden Dangers of Processed Foods


Food impacts almost every component of our lives. The production, processing, packaging, and transportation of the majority of our food are highly dependent on the use of Fossil Fuels and Chemical Fertilizers. These can greatly harm our health and the Health Of The Environment Plant good food thoughts, grow good food choices!


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Sustainable Food Systems operate in a cycle of Sustainable Production And Support. Farmers can make their food more sustainable by limiting pesticide use and treating their animals humanely and responsibly. Consumers can cast their votes for these healthier and more sustainable foods when they choose to support these farms. Choosing foods that are produced close to home also reduces the impact of our food system on the environment by reducing the distance food travels from farm to table.


Choose Food That


  • Does not harm the environment   

  • Supports and preserves rural communities

  • Is healthy and nutritious to eat

  • Respects farm animals

  • Provides farmers with a fair wage

  • Is free of added toxins

  • Is grown in the local community

  • Does not harm the health of farm workers


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  • All Hail The Farmer’s Market. Whenever I visit one, I feel very grounded. Thankfully, I was raised to love fruit & vegetables. I’m also thankful my beloved foster mother gave us the opportunity to love our bodies, mind’s and spirits. Good food straight from the dirt helped. We even grew lots of our own.

    • I feel the same way grounded I as well was taught to grow fruits and vegetables a great life skill to have

      • By the way…sustainability is one of my favorite words. I believe we were put here to learn to sustain ourselves. Mind. Body & Spirit. There’s really nothing difficult about survival if you know how. Respect the process. Cultivate the blessing!!!

      • totally agree with you there, that is my goal to show that it is possiable and a vaulable lesson that everyone should know.

      • Much Appreciated!!!