Greensumption is the green washing of products to make them more appealing to the eco customer. Companies are now exploiting this green wave with products that are not really green as there are hidden unsustainable problems. One example is importing organic food from the other side of the world. General consumption needs to be reduced for there to be a real effect not just buying corporate green products.
This short animation movie is made to alert people about some of the problems of producing and eating food using synthetic chemicals, genetically modified organisms(GMO), the cruelty and triple bottom line costs of producing meat. It shows what happens when we allow big corporation interests to control the food chain and therefore our health. Producing and buying local organic food from ethical suppliers can greatly improve these problems.
Some Helpful Solutions Below:
Try to eat more fruit and vegetables,and less meat. When you purchase meat try to look for hormone free, grass fed, antibiotic and organic alternatives.
Purchase organic produce whenever possible.
Purchase from local and independent sources whenever possible. Farmer markets are ideal.
Send this video to your friends and family so they can understand the benefits of local organic produce.
What is the difference between organic food and conventional food? Is organic really more healthy for you?
The USDA lays out certain guidelines that farms have to follow in order to be able to claim the food is organic. In this video Natalie discusses what each of those guidelines are.
What is surprising to learn is some of the growing practices of conventional farming and food processing. As an example, chemical plants and waste water treatment facilities will actually sell their toxic waist to conventional farms to use for fertilizer.
What you eat is an important part of health and nutrition.