Food and Agriculture
We all want to live long and healthy lives, and the food we eat plays a vital role in our wellbeing. Eating good and healthy food is not only good for ourselves, but also for the environment around us. From growing crops to processing, transporting, selling, storing and throwing away food – everything we eat has an impact on the environment and the climate. Here at Friends of the Earth Malta, we believe in supporting local and sustainable agriculture, eating seasonal, fresh fruit and veg, that have been produced in small-scale farmers that support biodiversity and guard our rural land. If we are to be true sovereigns of our food systems, we must work with farmers and demand more from policymakers, for the benefit of all of us. Let’s say YES to good food and good farming!
What’s in season?
Local fruit and veg are picked fresh throughout the seasons, that is why they are packed with flavour and are more nutritious. Short travelling distances mean that carbon footprint is at a minimal. Buying local produce supports our farmers and preserves our rural landscape, and moreover the carbon footprint is tiny since they are not travelling from all over the globe. Eating local and seasonal couldn’t be yummier with these delicious recipes, posted each month so that you can try out these simple culinary delights.
Eating local, seasonal and healthy
Download our helpful guide full of tips about eating in a way that has the best possible impact on both your surroundings and your body.
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This project is co-financed by the Ministry for Education and Employment (MEDE) and the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations.