Sustainable actions in relation to food are all about the health of people, care for the environment, and support of the local economy.


Did You Know?

  • You could avoid producing an average of 832lbs of CO2 each year by composting your kitchen scraps.
  • In 2008, the world grew enough food to feed 11 billion people, but nearly half of it was fed to livestock.
  • In the current industrial agriculture system, it takes 10 calories of fossil fuel energy to produce 1 calorie of food energy.
  • The EPA has found manure from chickens, hogs, and cattle have already polluted over 35,000 miles of rivers in 22 U.S. states.

What Can You Do?

1)   Go meatless. Reduce your consumption of red meat—or all meats when possible! Try Meatless Mondays to start out. See “Betty’s Favorite Links” for some recipe ideas!

2)   Shop local. Check out farmer’s markets, and look into joining a CSA. And even when you shop at big-name grocery stores, bring your own reusable bags and try to avoid products with excess packaging.

3)   DIY. Composting, gardening, cooking, baking—pick up a new, simple hobby!

Want more tips? Visit Betty’s Home Menu for ideas, and take the pledge to green your home!

Betty Blogs

Want to know more about food sustainability as Betty sees it? See her blogs, below:

Betty’s Favorite Links

Check out some great resources about food and how making certain changes can impact the world around you!