Eat Local Food
Are you surprised why it’s significant to buy local food? Local food is now a mainstream trend, with more and more people adopting it seeking out fresh, local options for food and other produce. Discover why it’s significant to purchase local food, the health benefits of eating locally produced food, and why choosing local food benefits the environment.
Malnutrition affects one of every three people on the planet. A lack of food availability to form diversified diets is a vital factor, especially in the developing countries where food often consists of starchy staples with very few nutrient-rich sources of food like fruits, vegetables, pulses, beans and animal source of food. Worldwide the decreasing agricultural biodiversity in the food system is one of the rising concerns. Out of the 391,000 known plant varieties, 5,538 have been used as human food, but today rice, wheat, and maize are the three crop species which provide more than half of the world’s calories from the plants.
Donate Your Sweat encourages studies and use of the different possible local and native food sources available for society, including ‘forgotten’ traditional food, wild food varieties and food available local places. Working closely with multiple communities and activist groups, donate your sweat along with volunteers have built an understanding of why nutritious food is necessary and how to enhance nutritional value in the diet using available food, through different activities such as cooking demonstrations, traditional food fairs and by promoting seasonal food availability information.
Donate your sweat is committed to healthy, ethical, and sustainable food for all. It aims to empower individuals, build networks, and transform food systems to support healthy people and a healthy planet.