Nature Conscious Consumers
you, which kind of food is produced with respect to nature (Food-Rating)
& Natur is an independent association in Zürich, Switzerland (see About
us). Konsum & Natur supports consumers who are concerned about the effects
of modern agriculture on wildlife and habitats.
do we mean by nature? Why
does nature protection begin with intelligent consumption?
Wild animals and plants and their habitats.
Many animal and plant species live in areas that are cultivated. The intensity
of agriculture determines the ecological quality of habitats and the survival
of fauna and flora. With intelligent consumption you can reduce the intensity
of agriculture and improve the quality of habitats. Further food such as mushrooms,
fish and game is collected, caught or hunted in its natural environment. This
often causes imbalances and damage to the corresponding ecosystems. By giving
up eating of such foodstuffs, you will protect nature.
with respect to nature also improves the dignity of humans, who produce our food:
reduces the need for harmful pesticides and production processes,
creates or keeps jobs,
encourages small farming and business-structures and helps farmers to act on their
honors the fruits of labour.