We promote actions that aim at reducing the environmental impact of food production and transport, for example
- Practices that increase biodiversity and reduce the use of pesticides
- Practices improving animal welfare
- Reduction of packaging and use of recyclable packaging material
- Shortening the production and supply chain
- Reforestation, agriculture practices that store carbon in the soil and direct air capture of CO2
Mediterranean diet is defined as a diet of vegetables, fruits, grains, sugars, oils, eggs, dairy, seafood and moderate amounts of poultry, pork, lamb and beef.
If everyone was following a mediterranean diet we would save 3 gigatonns of greenhouse gasses per year in comparison with the present situation. This is half of what we would save if everyone would switch to a vegetarian diet.
Consuming big amounts of meat and animal-based food can have bad consequences for human health, for the animals and for the environment. However, a reasonable amount of animal-based food is necessary to meet the nutritional requirements for some micronutrients like vitamin B12, zinc, calcium and selenium. That can also give the chance to enjoy some food specialities that constitute our cultural heritage. We suggest our customers to consume animal-based food responsibly.
Sustainability is also...
Eating seasonal products! And product preserved in natural ways...
Sustainability is not only about eating more vegetables and fruits, but also about eating what can be naturally grown in a specific season in a specific area, to reduce the use of resources. Our ancestors figured out ways to preserve some fruits and vegetables for later use during the year, in a way that keeps them genuine while enhancing the flavours. Some of the food specialities are proposed for this reason.
Basing your diet on different local species and varieties of plants and animals!
Local species and varieties are often best suited to local environmental conditions, resulting in increased resilience and/or less use of resources. In addition, food productions that focus on several species or varieties create diversification. When an adversity like disease or pest hits an animal or plant species, the food producers can most likely continue to produce food thanks to the other species or varieties. This benefits them, the food supply chain and you, the consumer. That's why we propose two baskets of food specialities with a focus on biodiversity.
Find out what is the next step after organic agriculture.
And, among other things, how animal grazing, if done in certain ways, can help the recovery of soil and biodiversity.