We've all heard of veganuary, but what about regenuary? Whilst increasing our intake of fruits and vegetables and limiting our consumption of unethical, intensively farmed meat and dairy can only be a good thing for our health, we're also learning that a purely plant-based diet is not going to be the panacea for the environmental crisis that we once believed it would.
So perhaps instead of cutting out meat and dairy entirely this January, why not try a month of only eating regeneratively farmed produce instead, where all foods consumed are not imported, local, seasonal and the animals and land are farmed using regenerative agricultural practices.
Regenerative agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that increases biodiversity, enriches soil microbiomes and enhances the ecosystem. This method of farming aims to capture carbon in the soil, reducing the amount in our atmosphere.
So if you’d like to pledge for regenuary, look for consciously-reared, grass-fed beef (Park Farm Butchers or Paley Farm are great), seasonal vegetables from your local farmshop instead of the supermarket (carrots, kale, parsnips, apples, pears and leeks to name a few), properly free-range eggs (The Little Angley Free Range Eggs) and grass-fed, free-range milk (Street Farm Dairy).
Let us know how you get on, and just think of the money you’ll save on avocados ;)