Importance of Eating Local and Organic
“There are so many humans on the planet, simply feeding ourselves has led to all kinds of environmental havoc — air and water pollution, loss of soil and reduced biodiversity. It’s time to clean up our act. We can have a huge effect on climate change by simply changing a few of our food habits.
Here’s how: Eat wisely, choose foods that are local, organic and low on the food chain whenever possible. Make the most of seasonal foods.”
Have you ever wondered how many people are involved in the process of getting produce to the grocery store? It’s definitely not a “from farm to table” type of deal. Depending on what it is and where it was grown there could be quite a few people from the farmer to the farmer’s employees, then the truck driver(s) and the staff at the grocery store. You can then contrast that to a greenhouse, from employees, to the truck driver(s), then the staff at the grocery store. Of these people also consider how many people touched the produce while at the grocery store alone. Of these people there will be people that transfer bacteria, the common cold, perfumes and other toxins, all while simply touching the fruits and vegetables. Not to mention environmental variables outside the store. This doesn’t seem like eating wisely to me. Growing your own food is surely part of the satisfaction and taste that you can call your own.
Four places to cut your carbon footprint
Grow your own organic food in your home all year round with our LED grow lights, use sustainable and green business practices, make healthier consumer choices, support third-party validated carbon reduction projects.
In a changing climate that puts traditional gardening & agriculture under stress we are ever closer to being forced to resort to indoor gardening to feed ourselves in an alternatively healthy style not exposed to pollutants. JUST LED US help to make your gardens grow successfully as we have smaller home scale models which are obtainable through to commercial sized models as well. These models vary from 75 watt through to 1800 watts and can be customized for your gardens specific needs such as primary or supplementary, whether growing on a counter top or in a commercial setting such as a greenhouse.
Gardening is almost instinctual and definitely beneficial; it is mentally therapeutic and physically aerobic; plants filter pollutants and particles from the air. Growing your very own selection of herbs and vegetables saves money and provides nutrition. What’s not to like about growing your own organic indoor garden.
When using LED technologies there is great potential to do urban gardening for food production in places that we couldn’t traditionally use for space as it requires little open space, such as on your wall. ‘Just led us’ show you the way to start your indoor gardening journey with our lights. You can utilize the use of your COB Series lights horizontally, vertically, and diagonally as long as you leave space for you units to move air freely through the side vents.
“Biological diversity is the resource upon which families, communities, nations and future generations depend. It is the link between all organisms on earth, binding each into an interdependent ecosystem, in which all species have their role. It is the web of life.
The Earth’s natural assets are made up of plants, animals, land, water, the atmosphere and humans! Together we all form part of the planet’s ecosystems, which means if there is a biodiversity crisis, our health and livelihoods are at risk too.
But we are currently using 25% more natural resources than the planet can sustain. As a result species, habitats and local communities are under pressure or direct threats (for example from loss of access to fresh water).
Biodiversity underpins the health of the planet and has a direct impact on all our lives.
Put simply, reduced biodiversity means millions of people face a future where food supplies are more vulnerable to pests and disease, and where fresh water is in irregular or short supply.
For humans that is worrying.”
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