Recipes for the end of the world?? Well, that may be a bit dramatic, but there’s no denying that the earth is in serious crisis. Our unwavering need to consume and repopulate has led to problems that are spiraling out of control. From global warming to overpopulation, we face unrelenting problems that need to be addressed.
- Use What’s in Season. This one is directly related to buying local. Here in the
we’ve become so spoiled with being able to buy nearly any type of fruits or vegetables we want year round. But just because we can buy tomatoes in December doesn’t mean we should. Those tomatoes have been shipped halfway around the world to get there. Figure out what’s in season and plan your menus around that. U.S.
- Eat Unprocessed Food. Not only does it taste better when you cook your own food, it also cuts down on the energy and packaging involved in preparing and shipping pre-made food items. You also avoid preservatives and other nasty things like high-fructose corn syrup when you cook for yourself.
- Support Organic Farms. Everyday our water sources are becoming more and more polluted. One major source of that pollution is conventional farming. Pesticides and fertilizers are washed away into our streams, rivers, and oceans, causing a chain reaction of negative effects. By supporting organic farms, we cut down on the pollutants and decrease harmful effects on the environment.