What is sustainable agriculture?
Sustainable agriculture is a holistic approach to farming that seeks to produce food and other agricultural products in an environmentally, socially, and economically responsible manner. It involves practices that prioritize the health and resilience of ecosystems, including the soil, water, and biodiversity, while also supporting the long-term viability of farming communities.
How do our foods contribute to a sustainable food system?
Raising animals without the use of hormones and antibiotics can improve animal welfare by reducing the risk of disease and promoting natural behaviors. The use of antibiotics and hormones in animal agriculture can contribute to water pollution, antibiotic resistance, and greenhouse gas emissions. Organic produce promotes sustainable farming practices that reduce soil erosion, conserve water, and support biodiversity. Organic farming avoids the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, reducing the risk of soil and water contamination and preserving the ecosystem. By choosing all-natural meats and organic produce, we support farming practices that prioritize the health of ecosystems and reduce environmental degradation.
How taking small steps has big returns
By being mindful of the environmental impact of the food we consume, reducing food waste, and choosing farm-to-freezer foods that are sustainably produced, we all can make a positive contribution to the health of our planet.
At Heartland Foods, our farm-to-freezer foods play an important role in creating a more sustainable food supply. By reducing food waste, preserving nutrients, extending shelf life, enabling seasonal availability, and reducing water usage, our frozen foods help reduce the environmental impact of food production and distribution. You can do your part by buying more frozen foods, which is a simple yet effective way to support a more sustainable food system while still enjoying convenient, nutritious, and delicious meals.
Buying our farm-to-freezer foods is not only convenient and delicious but also a positive choice for the planet.