Conscientious Eating

Whether you have hopped on the 100-mile-diet bandwagon, chosen to buy local meat directly from a producer, or have been simply thinking about how to make changes in your diet that benefit your health, the environment, and your community, your actions are contributing to a growing trend of conscientious eating that is changing the way we think about food.

Conscientious eating means thinking about where your food comes from, what impact it has environmentally, socially, economically, and personally (in terms of health, culture, and enjoyment). It means that if you choose to eat meat that you consider how the livestock were raised, and how far they traveled to reach your dinner plate.

Read our Think - Eat - Act! brochure for an overview of conscientious eating and to meet three Canadians who are dedicated to eating well.