As individuals, what we choose to eat is one of the most important questions in determining our own environmental footprint, whether that be the embedded water and energy use in producing our food, the impacts associated with transporting and storing our food, or the bio diversity impacts of the food system. Sustainable food is typically a niche market but here are a few great examples of what some local producers are doing to help reduce your footprint.
Pudding Lane source local, natural products for their ingredients and packaging and use handmade processes to help eliminate wastage. Serendipity Ice Cream also source locally and have reduced their overall footprint by using 100% green energy, reducing waste and using recycled content in their packaging.
Zeally Bay Sourdough produce organic breads for David Jones, that is free of chemical pesticides, irradiation and added hormones; LaMadre Bakery produce environmentally friendly breads for David Jones that are the result of being produced in eco-efficient factory that minimises water and energy use; and the Bread and Butter project is a social enterprise producing handmade, artisan breads for David Jones.
We are also proud to be associated with Oz Harvest and other similar organisations that are doing what they can to divert surplus food to some of the most disadvantaged people in our community....