Tuesday, January 12, 2021

A Pocket Guide to Sustainable Food Shopping

A Pocket Guide to Sustainable Food Shopping by Kate Bratskeir is an interesting, passionate, and accessible guide to minimizing our environmental footprint, consuming less, buying more wisely, and understanding the food delivery networks and marketing to avoid as much waste and packaging as possible. Due out 12th Jan 2021 from Simon & Schuster on their Tiller Press imprint, it's 144 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats.

This is a really well written guide full of tips and background info. The author is quite honest about the fact that an individual consumer's impact is negligible but that our collective influence is undeniable. The layout is logical and progresses from the general (problem categorization and beginning to make changes) to the specific (buying meat, eggs, milk, seafood, and navigating package free/bulk options). The book also includes template pages for note-taking and shopping lists, as well as an index. 

Our current path especially in the west is a direct line to catastrophe. We simply cannot keep living like this and have a planet left for our children and grandchildren. It's literally unsustainable. This book provides some concrete methods of examining our own individual lifestyles and making changes in our personal consumption. 

Five stars. There were some good tips here which I hadn't considered, and we tend to be fairly "green" already, but this book helped.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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