Food

– Diet for a Clean Baltic

 As a consumer changing what you eat is the most important action you can take to save the environment. The following criteria can guide your choice of food weather you are an individual consumer, a professional responsible for purchases in the public sector, or running a restaurant.

First of all the food should taste good and be healthy. Organic food is good both for us and the environment. Local food and food according to season minimise transports and support our local producers. Most likely seasonal food will also cost less and give us the opportunity to stay more connected with our natural environment. Leftover food is a waste of energy and we should try to reduce it. Producing vegetables and grains is much more energy efficient than producing meat. Therefore reducing our meat consumption is the most important thing we do.

We call it Diet for a Clean Baltic.

In short, Diet for a Clean Baltic means choosing food that is produced within the natural boundaries of our ecosystem.

 Diet for a Clean Baltic Definition

 (Author: Daniel Dworetsky)

 You can read online, print or download a pdf version here

 Baltic Sea Friendly Food in Practice / Östersjövänlig mat i praktiken

 This cookbook explains the relations between food and the environmental status of the Baltic Sea. Building on the experiences of converting public kitchens to serve food according to Diet for a Clean Baltic the Diet Unit at Södertälje Municipality gives inspiration and practical examples how to cook to save the Baltic Sea. The booklet is designed to be used directly in the kitchen.

 You can read online, print or download a pdf version here in English and in Swedish

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