The time for action is now, before the world’s rich farmland washes into the sea, and before chemical pesticides and fertilizers cause any more harm to our drinking water and our oceans.
What you can do: Celebrate Earth Day with better food choices
On April 22, mark the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day with a commitment to improve your food choices and to buy food produced in ways that protect the environment and your health.
A good place to start is by eating less meat. When you do eat meat, buy it from producers who have adopted smart pasture operations, which offer myriad advantages for human health and the environment over CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations). Find this meat, along with locally grown fruits and vegetables, at your local farmers market. You may still be able to sign up for a share in a community-supported agriculture program for veggies and/or meat and eggs.
Staying in for Earth Day? Tune in to a week of environmental programming on PBS from April 16–22, including broadcasts of the movies Dirt! and Food, Inc. Source: ucsusa.com
The tiniest things matter.