For years we’ve been warned about climate change and the effects of human intervention and abuse of natural resources are going to have for the generations to come. Yet, have we been told the truth? You might have heard this before. To save the planet you must eat less meat, switch from regular milk to plant based one’s (almond, oats, soy), eat more leafy greens, more seeds, and then more to the point things like reducing plastic/all waste, close the faucet when you’re brushing your teeth, etc. Then there’s the obvious stuff, don’t litter, use public transportation/get a bike and the such.
Yet diet has had the most impact in the last decades. More people are eating plant based diets (although reportedly 84% of those go back to eating meat) every year. We’ve stopped and thought about this and maybe today, your mind will be blown by the end of this post.
From environmental to personal impact, maybe you should consider going back to meat. We know, it’s a little out there but hear us out. It’s about knowing better and doing better by that knowledge. Everything keeps evolving and we keep learning about how our bodies work, and how they relate to nature and the environment. Yes, most of the meat you can find at grocery stores is probably not the best for you or the environment, but it is not the meat per se, it’s how it’s raised, farmed, butchered and delivered. Industrial agriculture degrades the soil, while regenerative agriculture nurtures it. Regenerative agriculture refers to a set of farming practices with the main goal of improving the health of the soil. Healthy soil = healthy food. Sadly, this practice excludes the use of pesticides and chemicals, rendering the cost of the food virtually higher, making it less accessible for a lot of communities.
How can you support regenerative agriculture? Join a CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) you ensure to get local, organic produce and meats for your family and when grocery shopping at big stores, always choose organic produce and pasture raised grass fed meats. The production of these foods helps the environment and in turn you. And as you eat better and spend your money wisely, therefore leading the next generation by example, preventing time waste in the battle to save the environment.