Why buying local and sustainable food makes sense?
EU Commission recognised yet another important issue and put it into a common strategy, read further to avoid embarrassment of not knowing what F2F stands for!
Firstly, local food that is grown sustainably tastes better – it’s fresher as it hasn’t travelled long distances. The nutritional quality is higher. In fact, studies show that the antioxidant content of biodiverse food is higher than conventional food.
It’s also about making a better life for everyone. If you buy local, you are supporting local farmers, markets and food artisans. You are helping diversified local food systems become resilient.
There is also a cultural and historical aspect to eating local. If you only eat imported food, you lose out on this.
And of course, eating local is better for the environment as less emissions are involved!
The EU Commission has adopted its Farm to Fork Strategy to move towards a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly EU food system, a corner stone of the European Green Deal. WHY??
Slow Food Europe shows you how you can make food choices that are good for us and our world every day!
What is the movement’s philosophy? To look at food as something that connects politics, culture, history, identity, the environment, and our pace of life. To bring different groups together - from farmers and fishermen, to youth activists and teachers. This sense of community is more important than ever given the challenges we are currently facing. Due to the coronavirus crisis in particular, it is of outermost importance to ensure that people still have access to food that is good for the planet. Read the whole interview HERE.