Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Homemade Meals Can Reduce Your Environmental Footprint


HAPPY EARTH DAY!

If you are a frequent reader of this blog you know that I’m always harping on eating less prepared foods so you can cook your way to good health.

It also seems that eating less prepared foods is also pretty good for the environment. The Toronto Star ran an article this past weekend about how we can make a difference in terms of our environmental footprint. Here are a couple of their green tips on food:

Eat less prepared foods because they are usually frozen and require a lot of energy during transport and storage. Prepared foods also come with a lot of unwanted packaging. Preparing your own meals is a much greener alternative.

Buy locally. Obviously this reduces the need to transport goods across the country. Plus the local stuff usually tastes better!

Buy in bulk. This reduces packaging plus it can save you a few dollars. Hurray!

Do you have any food related earth day tips to share?

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Brent Garell
The Kitchen Roadie
brent@cookapalooza.com

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