Ingredients such as organic spices, Malaysian sustainable palm oil and grass-fed beef can liven up family meals while also caring for our planet.
Today’s diners often have higher standards, especially when it comes to the environment. A land-consuming main course with a side of genetically modified vegetable isn’t going to satisfy eco-savvy millennials.
For example, if bunny or egg–shaped chocolate candy is an Easter basket must-have, choose a variety made with responsibly sourced ingredients such as fair-trade cocoa beans and all-natural, non-GMO Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil. This will satisfy your sweet tooth and your need to care for the planet.
While moderation is still recommended, some candy manufacturers are trying to do the right thing by making gluten-free choices, using eco-friendly ingredients and insisting on higher quality ingredients.
Kids enjoying sugary treats for Halloween isn’t such a big deal, but nutritionist Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, appeared on ABC TV affiliate WCPO to tell Cincinnati viewers why they should choose sustainable foods the rest of the year. Using palm oil as an example, Bowden explained that Malaysia protects its forests and that all of its palm oil will be certified sustainable by 2020.