Six Must Try Foods When in Trinidad & Tobago

Six Must Try Foods When in Trinidad & Tobago

After spending the past few weeks in Trinidad and Tobago, I thought I should share some of its' diverse cuisine with you all.

The majority of the dishes do not typically have meat but are widely eaten despite their 'vegetarian' status around the country because they are just that delicious.

Eight Questions to Ask At the Farmers’ Market

Eight Questions to Ask At the Farmers’ Market

Farmers' Markets are markets where you can buy fruit, vegetables, cheeses, meats, yogurts, juices directly from the farmer themselves, rather than through a retailer. Most importantly, farmers are the ones who grow the nutritious food on our plates and for that we owe them the respect and praise that they deserve.  Before buying from them, it is always a good idea to ask a few questions first.

Five Ways to Reduce Your Food Waste

Five Ways to Reduce Your Food Waste

Food waste is both an environmental and economic global issue.  Resources, like energy, water, land, labour, financial capital go into producing food however, around 1/3 - amounting to 1.3 billion tonnes - of all food produced annually for human consumption gets wasted/lost. Food waste occurs at all stages of the supply chain but in 2015, 7.3 m tonnes of food went to waste in households.

Other than simply eating all of the food you buy, here are five ways for you to reduce your household food waste.

Your Diet & Climate Change

Your Diet & Climate Change

“A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use. (…) Avoiding consumption of animal products delivers far better environmental benefits than trying to purchase sustainable meat and dairy.”

The Veganism Movement

The Veganism Movement

This movement has emerged recently and went viral amongst the youth but is not new. The philosophy of ethical vegans lies primarily in refusing to view animals as a commodity that humans can use and take advantage of freely. It is viewed as animal exploitation and cruelty. Thus, they do not just abstain from eating animal-products; they completely steer clear from using animals for any purpose, like wearing fur, leather or testing products (make up, cosmetics, etc..) on animals. Basically any activity that could harm a creature is considered against vegan ethics.