- Food Sustainability -
A sustainable food system is one that supports the people, the animals, the land, the community and the environment.
Supporting people by having enough nutritious healthy food for everyone and reasonable pay for the workers that cultivate and farm the foods.
You can Support the animals by treating the animals right from the day they are born right up until the day they die. They also need to have a good diet.
Supporting the land with proper care can really help. Land can be improved by good quality farming. Animals if raised correctly can fertilise the land instead of pollute them with methane.
We can support the community by keeping money in the local community, providing jobs to the workers and even people selling them.
The environment can be supported growing locally and only growing in the correct seasons. Growing in the correct seasons can actually help the environment because the vegetables can grow at their own will. And they can grow in local areas therefore they don't need to be transported.
Organic farmers and food producers grow and produce food without using synthetic chemicals (such as pesticides or artificial fertilisers). They do not use genetically modified components or expose food to irradiation. Australians buy organic food for health and environmental reasons. The term organic can also cover animal produce for example eggs are organic/free range other then cadged eggs. Types of organic produce that is available in Australia includes fruit, vegetables, grains, meat, meat products, dairy food, eggs, honey and some processed food. You can buy organic foods from some supermarket, some green grocers, heath food shops and some fresh food markets.
The reason you should buy organic food is because some people are concerned about pesticides additives, antibiotics or other chemical residues in normal food. Although pesticide residues in fruit and vegetables are monitored in Australia, many people believe organic food is healthier, and can even boost your immune system.