SUSTAINABLE FOOD OPTIONS
How and what food we consume has a big impact on our ability to live sustainable lives. Check out these sustainable foods and brands you can get behind on your road to food sustainability through conscious consumerism.
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Taking the Guesswork Out of Sustainable Food Options
Thank you for visiting the Sustainable Foods portion of being a Conscious Consumer.
If you have been reading up on why food sustainability is important on my Sustainable Food page, and you wish to learn what foods or brands you can purchase to do your part to work towards food sustainability, then congratulations! You’re making strides to reducing your eco and carbon footprints and towards living a more sustainable lifestyle!
Keep going and check out the Sustainable Foods and Brands resources I have provided for you below. Just click on a category. New resources will be continually be added, so if you don’t find anything you like at this point, please keep coming back.
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Sustainable Food Directory
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3rd Party Certifiers
Here are hard-working, U.S. and international 3rd party product certifying organizations that take a lot of the sustainable-buying guesswork out of your purchasing! Look for their labels when you make your next purchase!
Click on each logo to see their certified product listings that hold with their mission to make the planet a sustainable place to live.
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit whose mission is to protect the non-GMO food supply by providing education and outreach and third-party verification for non-GMO food and products making the Non-GMO Project a trusted certification label. Read more about the Non-GMO Project.
The Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit whose mission is to “contribute to the health of the world’s oceans by recognising and rewarding sustainable fishing practices, influencing the choices people make when buying seafood and working with our partners to transform the seafood market to a sustainable basis” through a certified fishing program and recognizable eco-label for consumers. Read more about the Marine Stewardship Council.
Fair Trade USA certifies and promotes fair trade products to enable “sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, fishermen, consumers, industry, and the earth”. Read more about Fair Trade USA.
Move over C and S Corps… Certified B Corporations (B Corps) are redefining how business is done. “Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.” If you see this label on a brand, that’s a brand you can get behind as a conscious consumer! Read more about B Corps and what companies must do to get B Corp certified. Search their directory to see who is a certified B Corp.
Now, this is not a label you may see on your food packaging. Yet. However, what this association is doing to advocate for food waste reduction by using upcycled food is simply amazing. I thought you might like to know about them! Read more about the Upcycled Food Association and find its member organizations using upcycled food.