What does "eating ethical" mean to you?
I found this website years ago. It’s comprehensive and easy to use and outlines the various ways in which our food system has been breached in the way of ethics. As Sustainable Table points out, ethics are not just about whether you consume, GMO, dairy or meat. Ethics also relate to our entire food system and how we relate it in terms of production, consumption and waste. Something that was been playing on my mind is our access to small markets and local businesses. By buying local we are supporting our community and having local choices often means we have greater autonomy over what we are eating and a better understanding of how it is produced. Apparently, “with between 30% and 60% of our personal eco-footprint embodied in the food that we buy,” looking at where and when we source our food makes a colossal difference. In Australia, large supermarket chains own around 70% of the market, making Australia one of the most concentrated grocery markets in the world.
“Supermarkets have huge buying power and can often source and sell produce at a cheaper rate than independent stores. The downside is that this centralised food system pressures farmers into providing cheaper produce, which is what has seen many farmers turn to factory farming and other intensive farming practices that cause environmental degradation. “
Take a look at this website and have a think, What does “ethical eating” mean to you?