Fair Food Forager is an organisation whose app allows those looking for green, ethical food to find it in their area. In order to transition to a better, more sustainable way of life, we all need to pay more attention to what we eat. Fair Food Forager makes it easier to do just that.
How Fair Food Forager Helps People Find Sustainable Food
Fair Food Forager is more than just a listing site. With its handy icon system, it allows green consumers to make informed choices about where they source their food. It allows everyone to find the most ethical and low-impact food for sale at restaurants, cafes and grocery stores in their area. You can tailor a search to your area and/or to the type of food (e.g. vegan) that you are looking for.
Why Sustainable Food Is Important
Food accounts for a huge proportion of our individual carbon footprints. Polluting mono-crop agriculture and factory farming have a lot to answer for! These damaging food-producing systems -
- destroy the Earth's soil,
- disrupt water cycles,
- pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and
- disrupt natural systems and decrease biodiversity.
But there is an alternative. By searching for food options that are as sustainable as possible, we can become part of a global solution rather than part of the problem.
The Fair Food Forager Criteria for Sustainability
Within sustainability there are a number of different criteria, Fair Food Forager uses a number of categories, which sustainable businesses can work towards. With their icon system, you can see at a glance whether a company serves vegan or vegetarian food, whether they have taken measures to reduce plastic waste or food waste, whether they sell or use local, ethically produced products, focus on fair trade and operate according to fair work practices.
The Peloton Against Plastic
Plastic waste is a huge issue and one of the main focuses of sustainable food production and supply. The Peloton Against Plastic is a bicycle ride from Hanoi to Bangkok, designed to generate conversation about prevention of plastic pollution.
Paul, Founder of Fair Food Forager and Jamie Founder of Environment To Be and Mane Collective, will visit grass-roots organisations in the region that are helping reduce the negative impacts of plastic pollution. Through the ride, they will showcase local business solutions which address plastic pollution, and in turn boost local jobs and provide long term economic empowerment for local communities.
Listen to the Podcast Interview
In this interview I chat with Paul, founder of Fair Food Forager, one of the most passionate people I have yet to meet in the environmental industry. Paul's drive to create a greener planet really shows through in the interview as he talks about his journey with Fair Food Forager and wanting to create a ripple effect that inspires us all to do our part for the planet.