Collaboration with Boulangerie St-Méthode
The subject of sustainable eating is very much in the news these days. Quebecers are becoming increasingly aware of how their choices impact the health of the planet. Here are 5 ways to join this growing movement.
According to Équiterre, a sustainable diet is defined by a complete range of dietary practices—from field to table—aimed at providing humans with quality food in a sufficient quantity, today and in the future, with a respect for the environment, while remaining economically accessible and profitable for the entire food chain.
Again, according to Équiterre, 75% of Quebecers claim to be very concerned about environmental problems and 72% feel there is an urgent need to act now to fight climate change and protect the environment.
Adopting a sustainable diet
To meet the goals of a sustainable diet, you need to modify your consumption habits.
1. Eat more plants and fewer products of animal origin
A diet high in plant-based foods, with little meat and dairy products, offers several benefits, both for your health and for the environment. You should therefore favour flexitarian, vegetarian, or vegan diets.
2. Reduce food waste
This is an absolute must when adopting a sustainable diet. Every Canadian family wastes over $1,000 in foodstuffs annually. Reducing food waste means you’ll be saving money while doing your part for the planet. Encouraging the use of circular economy products is another way to help reduce food waste
3. Buy fair trade products
Equitably recognizing the work of producers and workers, at home or abroad, is one of the values of fair trade. The Association québécoise du commerce équitable (Quebec Fair Trade Association) recognizes the guarantee systems of 5 organizations, including Fairtrade.
4. Eat fish that is sustainably sourced
Sustainable fishing involves managing fish stocks in such a way as to meet today’s needs without undermining the ability to meet the needs of tomorrow. Consuming eco-certified fishery products is clearly another step towards sustainable eating.
5. Make packaging eco-responsible
Packaging production has a huge impact on the environment. It is estimated that a third of global plastic waste ends up in the ground or in freshwater. Industry has been increasing its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint. This is certainly the case at St-Méthode Bakery, which, with its new organic range, has also reviewed its packaging practices. Packaging is now made from 30% recycled and recyclable materials, with the tie made of 100% cardboard fibre, which is compostable and recyclable. It’s an innovation for this company that takes the health of both people and the planet to heart!
Summing up :
- A plant-based diet, the reduction of food waste, fair trade products, sustainable fishing, and packaging optimization are some of the good practices to consider when adopting a sustainable diet.
St-Méthode Bakery is following this trend with its new organic range, which uses packaging made with recycled and recyclable mate