The first Earth Day was celebrated 51 years ago by few and with little fanfare across the food and ag communities. Fast forward to 2021, and concerns about our environment — climate change, greenhouse gas, food waste, sustainability — are no longer addressed by just a few. Most Americans now believe that every element of our daily lives — how we live, travel and eat — impacts our environment and has consequences. Progress has been made, but there is still work to do. Don’t know where to start? Check out the latest issue of The AgriNutrition Edge Report for four recommendations on how small steps can lead to big changes.
This issue of the newsletter also looks at five basic guidelines to jump start your gardening experience. Gardening really has no limitations so plant what you love and love what you cook! Finally, I highlight the Animal Ag Alliance’s upcoming virtual conference. On May 5, I will join a panel discussing how animal protein is positioned within nutrition, climate change and environmental sustainability discussions. Register today to join me.