The Importance Of Shopping Sustainable Produce

29.11.16 Eat Blog SumoSalad

Most of us have heard of sustainable produce and have been told that shopping for sustainable goods is better for your personal health and the health of the planet. But how many of us actually know why it’s so important? Let’s look a little deeper…

Sustainable agriculture is simply the creation of produce that doesn’t hurt the environment. Traditionally, factory farming and industrial crop-harming processes include using huge amounts of pesticides, chemicals from harsh fertilisers and releasing toxins from consuming fossil fuels into the air, land and water. Sustainable produce is farmed differently, using natural processes to ensure that no damage is done to the environment in the process.

Sustainable produce is grown with personal health in mind, free of harsh toxins, chemicals and growth hormones used in conventional methods of farming meaning the final product is packed full of natural, dense nutrition. Simply put, the less of these foreign chemicals you consume and the more natural vitamins and minerals in your diet, the healthier you are.

By enjoying sustainable meats and produce you’re also ensuring the future of animal welfare. Sustainable farming focuses on raising animals in natural and supportive environments free of the growth hormones, overcrowding and unsanitary conditions used in conventional farming.

At SumoSalad we pride ourselves on creating delicious dishes usually locally sourced, sustainable produce so you know when you enjoy SumoSalad you’re doing yourself (and our beautiful planet) a favour…


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