Eat for the Planet

Eat for the Planet

Our planet is in serious trouble. In the past 40 years alone, we’ve lost over half of the world’s wildlife; there are more than 400 massive dead zones in the oceans, completely devoid of life due to our pollution; and there is currently more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than there has ever been in human history.

So what’s driving this damage? Well, mostly – it’s our food choices. Primarily, our obsession with meat, dairy, and eggs.

*The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that livestock production is responsible for 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, while other organizations like the Worldwatch Institute have estimated it could be as much as 51 percent.

As you can see, we’re using more land and water resources than the world can sustain to simply produce food. In addition, industrial animal agriculture is driving large-scale deforestation, habitat loss and pushing countless species to the brink of extinction.

And despite the widespread destruction and drain on natural resources to produce food, nearly one billion people still go to bed hungry every night! As our population grows from 7.5 billion today to 9.6 billion by 2050, things are going to get rather bleak on planet earth.

But the good news is you have the power to be a part of the solution starting today.

By eating for the planet, you will not only save thousands of trees every year, but also conserve hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, cut your carbon footprint in half, and help redirect grain from the livestock system to feed people.

You have the potential to make an enormous impact!

You can #EatForThePlanet starting today. Just follow this simple framework below.
Moderate: Limit consumption of your favorite meats like beef, lamb, pork, etc.
Replace: Try to swap animal-based products in your daily diet with vegan alternatives (milk, butter, mayo, cheese, grilled chicken, beef crumbles, sausages, cold cuts, etc.)
Embrace: Add plant-based whole foods (local and organic when possible) to your diet like greens, fresh fruits, and vegetables, whole grains, plant proteins like lentils, nuts/seeds, beans, tofu, etc.

 

powerful video featuring david coles

powerful video featuring david coles

“To think we have such a thing as a slaughterhouse? To think that even exists?”  The speaker, David Coles, is the author of the book “The Insanity of Humanity”. Here he delivers one of the most powerful talks we’ve ever heard: please listen, and share.

 

introducing amazing European style cultured VeganButter

introducing amazing European style cultured VeganButter

Being vegan is great, but until now, it has meant sacrificing croissants and many pastries. Not any more! we’re so proud to be introducing cultured European-style VeganButter to morningside organic bakery cafe and bookstore. contains no palm oil or milk products: made with 100% plant based cashews and coconut oil.

Buy it from our deli at 107 morningside road in fulford village, or enjoy in our pastries & sandwiches. This fantastic product melts, cooks, bakes, spreads and tastes like butter. Look for it online in early April!

Free of cholesterol, lactose, egg, and gluten. Non-GMO product.

Ingredients: Organic Coconut Oil, Water, Organic Safflower Oil or Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Cashews, Soy Lecithin, Sea Salt, Cultures.

Photo Credit: Hannah Kaminsky

Undairy Yourself

Undairy Yourself

at morningside organic, we’ve divested from dairy! join us at our fulford harbour bakery cafe & bookstore and enjoy our delicious coffees, teas, and divine chai — now with 100% non-dairy goodness.

UndairyYourselfPosterwe offer:

• organic rice mylk

• organic coconut mylk

• organic soy mylk

• organic sesame seed mylk

• organic almond mylk

• organic cashew nut mylk

enjoy our delicious vegan shakes with fresh fruit, veggies, and superfood.

we also offer vegan pizza, amazing non-dairy veggie burgers, and great vegan sandwiches.

we are also introducing vegan seafoods & vegan ‘meat’ products. you’ll love our vegan smoked salmon on a bagel!

we are committed to introducing you to delicious and healthy alternatives and moving totally away from animal products. now, at morningside, enjoy 100% organic, vegan food … all the time…. yum!