Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) April 27, 2013
On April 27, following an article on Grist, organic olive oil producer Bellucci Premium supports ‘going organic’ as one way to be more environmentally friendly.
In honor of Earth Day, the article explains how the way individuals eat can affect the environment in a negative way. According to the article, “The global food system — from production to consumption to waste — contributes to one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture is the single largest user of land, worldwide, and agricultural chemicals pollute lakes, streams, and rivers.”
Consumers are responsible for choosing and supporting the food that comes from sustainable farming. The article offers these tips to eating healthy and keeping the planet’s well-being in mind:
1. Eat organic- An organic diet supports local farmers who do not rely on artificial chemicals or fertilizers to maintain their crop. These harmful additives can run off into water sources and can be harmful when consumed.
2. Support local farmers- Purchasing produce from local farmers ensures the freshest in-season food.
3. Eat up! - Make sure to not waste food. Producing food requires energy, and wasted food ends up in a landfill.
4. Recycle and reduce plastic usage- According to the article, “Every year, as many as 40 billion plastic water bottles are tossed out across the country. The packaging of food — and the bottling of water — has a huge environmental impact.”
“It’s important to recognize that what we eat can affect the environment,” says Natalie Sexenian, Marketing Manager for Bellucci Premium. “The number of organic farms has grown rapidly in the last couple of years. We should try to make an effort to support organic produce and local organic farmers. Even a small shift toward organic products makes a large difference in the environment.”
Bellucci Premium Toscano extra virgin olive oil uses olives that are grown on the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany, and maintained by 3rd and 4th generation farmers. Bellucci offers three different types of oil, including an organic option, that offers a mild peppery flavor and fruity undertones that will satisfy any palate. The third type of oil Bellucci offers is the world’s finest Italian extra virgin olive oil, grown only by Italian growers in many different regions of Italy.