World Vegan Month and the VNutrition App
If you checked out some of the films in my last post, Food Waste Flicks, you probably learned that our food choices as consumers play the largest role in accumulating food waste. The films emphasize the role that our meal decisions make (for example eating out instead of using our own ingredients) but this is only part of the problem!
When looking for a long-term solution to sustaining our food supply, we must adapt from the practices of our ancestors because of our rapidly-growing population. For thousands of years, raising cattle was a sustainable option because there was not a shortage of land, water, or food for the population. The film Just Eat It, however, highlights that the key to solving BOTH food waste issues AND the world hunger crisis might lie in transitioning to vegan/vegetarian diets.
I personally have had mixed feelings about the vegan diet in the past, but was fascinated to learn about its role in sustainability and decided to give it a try. And better yet, what better time than November, which is World Vegan Month! To celebrate this year, The Vegan Society will be launching an app called VNutrition to help vegans meet their nutritional goals — an innovative way that makes a sustainable diet more accessible!
I encourage you all to check out the food waste films and consider taking this challenge during the month of November. I will be sharing recipes and articles throughout November, so make sure to check back to learn more about one of the many ways that we can help solve global food issues together!