Eat Sustainable Food and help save our Environment

We encourage our guests to eat food grown or harvested from sustainable sources to help save our environment. Today most fish are caught by industrial fishing fleets that literally scoop out every living creatures from the bottom of the sea floor using longline fishing nets, bottom crawling and dynamite fishing. To produce beef, millions of acres of amazon rainforest is cut down each year by cattle ranchers. It also takes more land area and food to produce meat than vegetables. Many tea estates in Sri Lanka also encroach and cut down our own world heritage site Sinharaja rainforest to grow more tea. By being an informed consumer and making the correct choice when it comes to buying food, you can help our mother earth. Below are some information that can help you get started to making the correct choice.

1. Start eating more vegetables and reduce meat and sea food
2. When it comes to meat/poultry, chicken and pork is much better for the environment than beef and sea food
3. Buy organic food which does not contain harmful chemicals. Even better, grow your own vegetables in your garden.
4. Try to buy organic/rainforest certified tea/coffee. In Sri Lanka, Hansa coffee is produced organically. If you can find alternatives for these beverages, that is even better.
5. Find out where and how your super market gets their food. Tell your super market to offer sustainably produced products.

Industrial fishing fleet scooping all the fish from the sea
Traditional fishing fleet sustainably catching just enough fish for the day
Forests being cleared to grow tea in Sri Lanka
Analog forest gardens growing tea and saving the eco-system

Unfortunately, today most fish are caught using unsustainable methods and many crops are grown using unsustainable methods. This is because of man’s greed to make a quick buck without any regard for the environment and future generations. As consumers we can make a difference by being informed, buying sustainably produced products and talking to your government representatives to promote sustainable practices.

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