A Christmas recipe

December 21, 2016

With Christmas just a couple of days away, I’m guessing you’ve already sorted out sustainable present-giving and planned low-emission travel. Perhaps you’ve followed some of the advice in our Advent blogs on how to arrange a people-friendly and planet-friendly Christmas.

 

But, maybe the food isn’t yet prepared. So there’s still time to make good choices.

 

To choose people- and planet-friendly food we can look to the Planetary Boundaries and Sustainable Development Goals for guidance.

 

What kinds of food will …

  • Reduce poverty
  • Reduce deforestation
  • Preserve biodiversity
  • Promote good health and well-being
  • Promote decent work
  • Reduce pollution
  • and so on?

Fortunately the answer is relatively simple since we can respond to many of these challenges with the same types of food. This is my Christmas recipe:

 

Organic + Vegetarian + Fairly-traded

 

Inspiration is readily available on the internet:

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/vegetarian-christmas

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/dec/12/vegetarian-christmas-lunch-anna-jones-modern-cook

http://www.jamieoliver.com/christmas/collection/vegetarian/

 

Bon appetit!

Claire Wigg
claire.wigg@zeromission.se

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