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SUSTAINABLE. FAIR. DELICIOUS. FOOD.

SIX STEPS TO MAKE GOOD THINGS GROW IN YOUR OWN HOME


MAKING GOOD THINGS “WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT 870 MILLION PEOPLE NOT HAVING ENOUGH FOOD?” The answer starts with the GROW method - six steps to make good things GROW in your own home. It will have a positive impact on you, your friends, your family, your world...


1. SAVE FOOD AUSTRALIANS WASTE $8 BILLION WORTH OF FOOD A YEAR

Be creative with leftovers - wrap them up in pastry or make soup with those limp veggies. Check out our Pintrest cookbook for inspiration: pintrest.com/oxfamaustralia It may sound simple, but planning your meals and only buying and cooking as much food as you need is the number one thing you can do to limit your food waste. Made too much? Freeze it for another time.


2. FAIR WHEN YOU BUY FROM SMALL-SCALE FOOD PRODUCERS, YOU’RE SUPPORTING THE 1.5 BILLION PEOPLE THAT RELY ON SMALL FARMS TO EARN A LIVING. YOU’LL ALSO BE GETTING BEHIND FARMING PRACTICES THAT ARE MORE SUSTAINABLE.

Buy fair trade. Shop at your local farmers’ market fresh fruit and vegetables grown by smallscale producers close to you. Use your voice to tell food companies and politicians that they should give small-scale farmers and workers a better deal.


SMALL SCALE FARMERS PRODUCE FOOD FOR A THIRD OF THE WORLD’S PEOPLE, BUT MANY OF THEM ARE HUNGRY


3. LESS MEATY IF YOU EAT LESS MEAT AND DAIRY YOU’LL DRASTICALLY REDUCE THE IMPACT OF YOUR DIET ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE WORLD’S POOR

Vegetables, beans and nuts need far fewer resources (land, water, energy) to produce than meat. Get fancy with veggies - there is a world of colour and international vegetarian cuisine out there - check out the Oxfam Shop for some superb cookbooks. Try non-dairy alternatives in your favourite dishes. This might be swapping cheese with avocado in your salad, or replacing ice-cream with sorbet.


4. SEASONAL WE WASTE A LOT OF ENERGY TRYING TO GROW FOOD IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME OF YEAR.

Try growing something edible. Check out a seasonal fruit and veg guide and make the most of what is in season (and probably cheaper too). Grab a weekly veggie box from an organic, seasonal supplier and get surprises each week! Jerusalem artichokes anyone?


5. COOK SMARTER REDUCING ENERGY USE IN THE KITCHEN CAN BE AS EASY AS...

Using less water to boil, popping on a saucepan lid, Eating raw - Raw Lasagne? There is a lot more than salads you can make with raw food. Our pintrest cook book will get you started: pintrest.com/oxfamaustralia Consider switching to green-power for your electricity needs, and carbon offsetting your gas usage through your energy retailer too.


6. SUSTAINABLE THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE CURRENT GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM - ARABLE LAND, WATER, OCEANS, FUELS, AND CHEMICAL FERTILISERS - ARE CLOSE TO REACHING THEIR LIMITS

Buy organic to restore and protect lands and water. Choose seafood wisely. There are lots of online tools and apps to help you, such as: www.sustainableseafood.org.au

Eat on the wild side and try heritage varieties of fruit and veg to help increase the diversity of the types of food we produce.


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OF THE WORLDS OCEANS ARE ALREADY OFFICIALLY OVER-EXPLOITED OR FISHED UP TO THEIR LIMIT


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SUSTAINABLE. FAIR. DELICIOUS. FOOD.

It’s the future of food, happening today. Collectively we can use the power of what we put on our plates to help right the wrongs in our broken food system. www.oxfam.org.au/grow/method


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