This post was sponsored by the Marine Stewardship Council and Nobilo Wines. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please enjoy wine responsibly.
What is food sustainability?
I asked a couple of family and friends, and the answers varied.
“Food sustainability…Isn’t that a system that makes sure there’s enough food for the human population?”
“I think it’s the process to make sure that there is enough food for everyone but also minimizing the harm done to the environment.”
“Making sure the future will have food!”
Yes, it’s all of the above and more.
Food sustainability is the balancing act to generate enough food that can feed the human population today all the while making sure the environment is sustainable enough to provide the entire population for tomorrow.
There was a quote I read recently from economist Herman Daly, “What use is a sawmill without a forest?” Indeed. Which perfectly sums up the Three Pillars of Sustainability: Economics, Society, and Environment. It was this three pillar philosophy that paved the way for companies to create third parties for sustainability standards and certification.