How you can make the choice to buy sustainably?
Producing food sustainably has never been higher on the agenda. Natural resources are becoming increasingly scarce while there’s a growth in the number of consumers demanding food.
Today’s consumers are also far more aware of the role that retailers and food producers have in providing foodstuffs that have not had an adverse effect on the environment, people and farmers on its journey from ‘farm to fork’.
One of the greatest challenges facing governments and companies around the world is how to influence consumers into developing more sustainable buying habits and lifestyles. There is a significant opportunity for businesses to help consumers make major changes in their lifestyles and purchasing habits.
If you are interested in how your food is produced and would prefer to buy products that have not been genetically modified, the ProTerra ‘Seal’ on packaging is one to look out for. This seal gives you, the consumer, reassurance that the finished product has been certified against the rigorous ProTerra Standard. It means that products have been produced with the following:
- 100% Non-GMO soybeans
- Good labour practices including workplace safety, equal opportunities, protection of
- children, and absence of forced labour
- Protection of the rights of communities, indigenous people, and smallholder farmers
- Good labour practices including workplace safety, equal opportunities, protection of children, and absence of forced labour