...relative to where and how we live. In Sacramento we are blessed with excellent produce yet some places are still extremely meat-forward, which is totally misaligned with the general public's concern regarding climate change.
While numerous studies have been conducted on what constitutes sustainability, the consumer environment is a bit sparse on the facts of the "foodprint" of what we consume. After all, we shop with our eyes, not so much in terms of carbon or water. However, if we are to make changes to our food system, our mental model of the food system must be aligned to the reality of what our choices mean for land use, water use, human livelihoods and emissions.
A number of resources could help us or businesses "reshape" how we eat sustainably:
* Check out the water and carbon footprint of common foods here sourced from SU-eatable Life
* Browse foodprint.org for local seasonal food
Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want help in asking a business to add or update their menu, or even update their to-go ware. Calrecycle has a list of approved compostables as does BPI.
People want better options for the environment and their health -- we can speed this process up in Sacramento with your direct input!