Moving towards a sustainable food system
The food system is facing somewhat of a crises. On many levels our current models are unsustainable due to the heavy use of pesticides, the damage being caused to our soil and eco-systems, the unsustainable use of water, high amounts of toxic un-recycled packaging, enormous levels of waste and many more. This is not the place to dwell overly on these problems but if you are interested in learning more we highly recommend the films Food Matters, Food Inc, Forks Over Knives, Fresh, Supersize Me and Fast Food Nation.
Offering a more sustainable alternative to the current system is one of our core missions, but since it is such a complicated and diverse issue we are nourishing collaborations with others within the food industry who share our values and who are working towards a better future.
Vincent's Eco-Farm is an ecological farm currently undergoing the organic conversion certification process. They are dedicated to addressing environmental issues such as soil erosion and to promoting sustainable values.
They are also the home of Garbage to Gardens our partners in The Grassy Hopper compost project. This is the system we are developing for composting all of our food and packaging waste.
Our friends at Permaculture Malta are doing amazing work through sharing knowledge and tools for us to create a more sustainable agricultural system.
They are also pioneering permaculture tools which are specific to our Maltese climate and ecosystem
They are our only suppliers of wheatgrass and we look forward to working with them more closely as we innovate new systems for the food industry
Check out our #wheatgrassrevolution
At The Veg Box Emanuela is creating one of the best places to pick up organic and pesticide free vegetables.
She offers a central place to buy certified organic veggies which are picked that very same day! She is also growing her own produce, pesticide free and is doing amazing work to create food systems which are not based on unhealthy industrialized processes.
Her passion is infectious and spreads beyond just growing vegetables to all aspects of sustainable lifestyle design.