Seaford Consumers and Biodiversity
By choosing to buy certain products we have an effect on biodiversity in the Seaford area and in other parts of the world. Many of the foods we eat are grown in unsustainable ways and often by clearing large areas of pristine forest. For instance palm oil, which is used in many foods and other products such as shampoo, is particularly destructive of habitats and wildlife. Greenpeace has further information on this.
As consumers we can change the destruction of biodiversity by finding out where the things we buy are grown or made and how they are manufactured. We also need to demand that shops and suppliers take biodiversity into consideration when sourcing their products. Find out more by joining organisations like Ethical Consumer or use the internet to do your own research.
Let’s share this information and persuade others in Seaford to consider Biodiversity when they go to the shops. Perhaps this is a project for SEA to undertake, together with the alliance of groups who are all concerned about biodiversity. Our behaviour has a direct effect on our environment; we can change the way we act as consumers and make a difference!