The International Day of Sustainable Gastronomy is celebrated on June 18 with the aim of achieving the sustainable development goals set in the 2030 Agenda. What are the compelling grounds to choose sustainable gastronomy?
Let’s discover it with the six key reasons of Inspirience:
Sustainable gastronomy emphasizes practices that minimize negative impacts on the environment. By choosing sustainably sourced and produced foods, you contribute to the preservation of natural resources, reduce deforestation, protect biodiversity, and mitigate the negative impacts of agriculture on ecosystems. Indeed, the food industry is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Sustainable gastronomy promotes sustainable farming practices, such as organic farming, agroecology, and regenerative agriculture. These methods prioritize soil health and reduce chemical inputs, leading to lower carbon emissions (also because there is no need for long-haul transport) and a positive impact on climate change. Hence, this approach helps to ensure a healthier planet for future generations.
Health and Quality
Km0 products are typically sourced from nearby farms and producers, which means they have shorter transportation distances and time. This results in fresher products that have spent less time in transit, preserving their flavor, nutrients, and overall quality. By consuming sustainably produced fruits, vegetables, and responsibly sourced proteins, you promote a healthier diet based on fresh and high-quality ingredients.
Supporting Local Economy
Sustainable gastronomy helps support local farmers, producers, and businesses. By purchasing directly from local sources, you contribute to the economic opportunities and growth of your community, fostering job creation and sustaining local livelihoods. This support strengthens local food systems, preserves cultural traditions, and promotes social well-being.
Preserving Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge
Km0 products often prioritize local and traditional varieties of crops, which helps preserve biodiversity. Additionally, km0 products often preserve traditional farming practices, cultural heritage, and knowledge passed down through generations. It is also important to remember that Sustainable gastronomy takes into account ethical concerns related to food production and consumption. This includes animal welfare, fair trade practices, and the fair treatment of workers throughout the food supply chain.
Food Safety and Transparency
Km0 products often come with enhanced traceability and transparency. When you purchase goods from local sources, you have the opportunity to connect directly with the farmers or producers, allowing you to gain a better understanding of their farming methods, production practices, and food safety standards. This transparency can build trust and confidence in the products you consume.
Inspirience embraces several local activities that practice and promote sustainable gastronomy offering you a more authentic, sustainable and enriching experience.
Therefore, our agency has chosen to contribute to a more environmentally friendly, socially responsible, and healthy food system. It promotes the well-being of the planet, supports local communities, and enables individuals to make choices that are aligned with their values and the greater good.
Use the day to explore new flavors and deepen your understanding of the food you consume. Contact us to immerse yourself in the most authentic flavors of Spain!