Ecological nutrition

Ecological nutrition it means feeding on products that have zero packaging, a sustainable production chain and are produced locally. The British Ministry of Agriculture has calculated that the cost paid by the company for the transport of food amounts to 9 billion pounds. The study only looked at food produced in England, without calculating imported food!

The transport of food has a major economic impact but above all environmental: it has been calculated that an average meal, before arriving on our tables, covers more than 1,900 km and about 48% of the transport is to be attributed to the buyer. Here, if the products brought to the table were purchased at the large shopping center located outside the city, that certainly will not be aecological nutrition!

L'ecological nutrition par excellence is made up of self-production. If you have organized a vegetable garden on the balcony and raise a couple of chickens on the terrace, bringing the food to the table will have no environmental cost. You certainly don't want to use pesticides on your balcony, so why should you buy food from companies that release pesticides and fertilizers on top of the world ?!

According to a report presented by FAO, ours supply has an impact on the environment greater than that of the industrial and transport sectors. The cause is linked to the massive consumption of meat: the production chain of the meat industry contributed up to 22 percent of the greenhouse gases produced annually by the earth. In other words, every year, the production and consumption of meat emits about 8 billion tons of CO2.

It is clear that aecological nutrition it is poor in meat and products of animal origin, unless they are of local origin: as an alternative to self-production, the consumer can buy food from a small local breeder and grower, usually these are family-run businesses that, although they do not hold the organic brand, they are able to offer genuine products and zero packaging. The packaging of a food causes pollution, usually the packaging is made of plastic material, it is better to buy foods that reduce canned goods to a minimum. Further information is available at this address.

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