Did you know you don’t have to be vegan to consume sustainably?
Sustainable consumption of animal products is an important consideration for anyone who wants to reduce their impact on the environment. While animal products such as meat, dairy, and eggs can be a valuable source of protein and other nutrients, their production can have significant environmental consequences. But that does not mean you have to completely forgo all meat consumption.
Sustainable consumption is not just limited to those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet. Non-vegans can also make choices that are better for the environment and promote sustainability.
One way to do this is to choose meat, dairy, and egg products that are sustainably produced. This includes looking for labels such as organic, grass-fed, or pasture-raised, which indicate that the animals were raised in a way that is better for the environment. Choosing these options can have a positive impact on the environment and can also support local farmers who follow sustainable practices.
There are several organisations in Singapore that focus on promoting sustainable consumption practices, including Green Drinks Singapore. This social networking group brings together individuals who are interested in environmental sustainability and sustainable consumption practices. They organise regular meetups, talks and events to discuss and promote sustainable living.
In conclusion, sustainable consumption for non-vegans involves making choices that are better for the environment, such as choosing sustainably produced animal products, reducing overall consumption, and reducing food waste. By making small changes in our consumption habits, we can all contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly food system.