Unfortunately, many people around the world do not have access to a sustainable food system. According to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, an estimated 690 million people around the world were undernourished in 2019, indicating this lack of access to a sustainable food system. As a result, individuals and communities have struggled to obtain nutritious food options, leading to negative impacts on health and well-being. Efforts to promote sustainable food practices and empower communities to take charge of their own nutrition can help create a more equitable and sustainable food system for everyone.
Communities across the nation are looking for different foods and processes to create sustainable food systems. One of the main foods at the forefront of the conversation are Microgreens: nutritious and eco-friendly natural greens that offer numerous benefits for the environment and are becoming increasingly popular. They are harvested when they are just a few inches tall and packed with a concentrated amount of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Microgreens are super eco-friendly because they can be grown indoors, which means there is no need for land and water similar to traditional farming. Plus, they don’t need as much time to grow, so they offer fresh greens all year round without relying on out-of-season produce that has to travel long distances to get on people’s plates.
Not only are microgreens better for the planet, but they’re also better for people’s health. They’re packed with nutrients like vitamins and antioxidants, and they taste amazing! You can use them in salads, sandwiches, smoothies, or even just as a garnish on top of your favorite dishes.
That’s why at Generus we’re committed to promoting sustainable food practices and empowering communities to take charge of their own nutrition. By promoting food justice and empowering students to grow their own food, we can create a more equitable and sustainable food system for everyone.
Generus believes in coming together to make a positive impact on the planet and our communities, one microgreen at a time!