Despite the consumerization of current society, many people like me foster their weekly ritual of going to their local farmers’ market. But why all the effort of roaming the different stands, and be dependent on seasonal and local food if you could just load everything you wanted into your shopping cart and pay at the checkout at the supermarket?
Have you ever thought what impact your diet has on climate change? You might think that fossil fuels have a bigger impact on the environment than any other industry. Right? Wrong! Industrial meat farming is contributing more towards greenhouse gasses than some oil and fossil fuel companies combined according to recent reports [1,2,3].
Foraging for food is another way that you can save money, get outside and enjoy nature. Humans have been using the skill of foraging for centuries, but in the modern world of convenience we have detached ourselves from this skill. In recent years foraging has seen a resurgence and this past time is currently on an upward trend [1,2].
Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Budapest… European capitals are getting filled with vegetarian and vegan restaurants that offer veggie burgers, soy meat and cheese analogues. All these products are usually noticeable thanks to this emblematic green leaf that the vegetarians and vegans’ eyes are well trained to spot. But what does all this mean exactly? Unless you… Continue reading Vegetarian/vegan, what is the difference?
Food production is a major pollutant for our planet: soil impoverishment, desertification, deforestation… It is also a big source of greenhouse gases (GHG). Today, agricultural sector is the second largest emitter of the world, after the energy sector. Changing our consumption is a way to act pragmatically against climate change, and turning to vegetarian and… Continue reading And you, how much carbon do you “eat”?
Have you ever heard about the proverb “tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are”? Diets and culinary habits have a lot to say about individuals - and even entire societies! - and they are generally employed as sociological, anthropological and economic indicators capable of revealing the “spirit of the times” (zeitgeist).
You might know this one. It is the taller, greener and ‘cooler’ relative of the onion. It is not the easiest vegetable to carry in your grocery bag but it is the ingredient of many delicious recipes. And it has lots of benefits in terms of health. Since we’re well into the cold season, we introduce to you: the leek!