From the desk of Mrs. Roopam Suri, Brand Manager, Suri Agro Fresh Pvt. Ltd.
Contribute to the world by simply changing what’s there on your plate.
There is an ever-going debate on what is better, an animal-based diet or a plant-based diet?
However, it is no longer only about the nutritional value. The environmental impact of whatever you
eat needs to be taken into consideration while you select a diet.
Recently, we have seen a rise in the adoption of veganism. The most prolific reason is the health and
environmental benefits of the diet. Many believe that meat and dairy products are significantly
damaging the climate. On the other hand, a plant-based diet focuses on fruits, vegetables, beans, and
grains to feed the bellies.
A global dietary shift from an animal-based diet to a plant-based diet can lead to a more sustainable
world. Here are our thoughts on the topic:
Veganism for Health!
A vegan diet is usually associated with weight loss, but it is not the only benefit that you get from it. A
well-planned vegan diet consisting of whole food can outrun the nutritional benefits of an animal-
based diet. A vegan diet typically includes fruits, vegetables, peas, nuts, whole grains, beans, and
seeds. Thus, a vegan diet is rich in fiber, antioxidants, and beneficial plant compounds. It also has an
abundance of iron, potassium, magnesium, folate, and vitamins A, C, and E. A vegan diet helps in
maintaining blood sugar levels and reducing excess weight. It also helps in improving heart health and
building stronger bones.
Veganism for the Environment!
Animal husbandry is one of the leading contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, it also
requires a higher amount of land and water resources as compared to plants. Switching to a vegan
diet will have multiple benefits. It will save natural resources, reduce air pollution, and reduce water
wastage. In addition to this, it means lesser cruelty towards animals.
The need for a sustainable diet!
There is an obvious need for a change in dietary patterns. However, expecting it to happen overnight
is not rational. Also, not all that is green is sustainable. Without a careful inspection of what food we
eat and how it was procured and grown, we might unintentionally damage the climate.
The race against time!
With the speed at which we are damaging the world, it is difficult to say if we have time to save
ourselves from irreversible harm. There is a pressing need to promote environmental safety among
the masses. One important step that an individual can take is to support organizations and brands
that are more sustainable or run sustainability initiatives. There is a need for a combined effort from
each one of us to ensure we protect what protects us, nature.
Our bit for the Environment!
Some of the sustainability measures taken at SAF include solar panels to power distribution centers,
effluent water treatment plants in distribution centers, and renewable and eco-friendly packaging.
We also provide financial and technical assistance to farmers to grow best-in-breed products.
To summarize, we are known for the choices we make. To take care of the Environment, start taking
care of your food habits.
Preferences matter, but not at the cost of the Environment!