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Things About Food to Take into Account

by Ida Ayu Mas Amelia Kusumaningtyas | 20-01-2020 03:21 recommendations 0 recommendations

As someone who has to cook for my whole family, I take it as a duty to make sure my family eats a healthy and balanced food. Moreover, I have to take my sister's diet into account where she recently decided to become vegetarian. Vegetarian is different from vegan. Vegans only eat plant based food. Meanwhile, vegetarians don’t eat meat but they still eat fish, dairy products, such as cheese and milk, as well as eggs. Although, I suppose it all depends on the individual itself. The reason my sister chose to go vegetarian is that she wants to reduce her carbon footprint.

 In the past, I had read an article on Tunza Eco Generation about food and its carbon footprint. A cow for example needs food and water to grow up, and then when it is time to be slaughtered, the meat would then be transported to shops. Fuel is needed for the transportation, and there is the distance to take into account. One of the ways to reduce these carbon footprint aside by going vegan or vegetarian, is to shop locally. 

Furthermore, if you shop locally then the food you have would still be fresh and it is obviously a good thing. I myself love meat, so I don’t see myself going vegetarian much less vegan in the near future. But since my sister’s vegetarian, I took it upon myself to understand her dietary needs. On how the food she eats will have a balanced nutrition. I then learned about macronutrient, that are carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Those three are what the body needs to function. So I searched on plant-based
food that had these macronutrients, and cooked them for my sister. 

Usually I would only cook two dishes for my family, but with the addition of my sister’s diet, I now cook four dishes. Even though two dishes are supposed to be for my sister, we still eat her dishes. Food are just delicious. If it’s presented to be eaten, then it has to be finished. That is also why I make sure I don’t overcook, so that there will be no left over food.
 

Ida Ayu Mas AmeliaKusumaningtyas

  • Indonesia E-gen Ambassador Ida Ayu Mas Amelia Kusumaningtyas
 
 

4 Comments

Jasmine Karki

  • Jasmine Karki says :
    Greetings
    I do hope everything is going well..

    Thank you so much for sharing your report..
    Hope to learn more from you.

    Green cheers
    Regards
    Jasmine karki
    Posted 15-03-2020 15:09

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hey Ida,
    this is your mentor Lisa:)

    I remember reading your report on carbon footprint!!
    It's nice to see that you didn't stop to study those materials:)
    Local food movement is gaining more and more supports from different parts of the world. At first, it was the environmentalists that led the movement but nowadays, it is often said that they contribute to narrowing down the gap between the urban and rural economies and thus contributing to the rise of the countryside. For Korea, this is a very important side of the local food movement for we have long suffered from the inequality in development among different regions of the country.

    Thanks for the insightful report and looking forward to what you've got to show us next!
    Posted 20-01-2020 18:02

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Ida

    I myself love to eat meat so it's probably hard for me to be vegetarian, but I can try to buy local foods and reduce my carbon footprints. I will search for some methods from which I can get the foods I need locally. And it's also good to see you finding balance with your sister, and it must be helpful for both the environment and health of both of you. Thank you for sharing your experience and introducing the great idea of buying foods locally!
    Posted 20-01-2020 13:57

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Ida

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Things About Food to Take into Account

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 20-01-2020 04:51

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