Our national food system is complex and wasteful. The average plate of food travels 1,500 miles to reach our tables and over 4 million tons of food is wasted each year. According to the National Institutes of Health, the adverse environmental and health effects of pesticides are becoming increasingly clear. On a positive note, there has been impressive growth in farmers’ markets, community-supported agriculture (CSAs), and other outlets for farmers to sell wholesome, unprocessed products directly to consumers. The United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service has noted a sharp increase in local food sourcing by restaurants, retailers, and regional distributors.
The Sustainable Youth CT is excited to present the following video on “Why To Go Vegan” on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! The Sustainable Youth CT would also like to invite you all to pick one or more vegan recipes to cook on Earth Day (some links are provided below), and take a pictureContinue reading ““Why to Go Vegan” by Sustainable Youth CT”