Improve Your Diet With Wild-Caught Fish And Grass-Fed Beef

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When It Comes To Meat And Fish, Where You Source From Matters


In recent years, Canadians have become much more aware of issues related to the sourcing of food. International environmental movements have championed local food, and most cities boast popular farmers' markets where people can buy fresh food directly from the people who raised and harvested it. This is true for a range of foods, from common vegetables and fruits to foods like avocados, almonds, and oranges that need to be imported into the country, but issues around food sourcing have proved especially important when it comes to meat.


There are several reasons for this, not least of which being that in a world where people are becoming increasingly aware of how meat production intersects with issues like climate change and animal welfare, many consumers want to be sure that the meat they are eating has been ethically produced. This has led to a burgeoning market for grass-fed beef, free-run chickens, and other, more humane and environmentally friendly ways of raising cattle and poultry.


Services that specialize in local meat delivery have proven popular in part because they are able to connect consumers who want the best local product with farms that are committed to raising the healthiest, most environmentally friendly meat on the market.


But while grass fed beef delivery services like truLOCAL’s provide an important link between Ontario farms and urban consumers, one of the areas where ethical sourcing is most important is seafood. Over the past 40 years, farmed fish has become a multi-billion dollar industry, and while measures have been set in place to limit the risk of overfishing, research has shown that commercial fishing at current levels will not be sustainable past 2048. New environmentally sustainable options must be made available in order for future generations to know the joy that comes from seafood.


This is why it is important to ensure that any fish you purchase has been ethically sourced, either wild caught or sustainably sourced fish grown through aquaculture (think fish farm but with none of the negative stuff). It's better for you, and better for the environment. This is especially important when it comes to salmon, which is one of the most popular types of farmed fish.


The good news is that using truLOCAL’s fresh meat delivery service you can order the best wild caught salmon, Icelandic cod, and pickerel and have it delivered straight to your door anywhere in Ontario. We work with Caudle’s Catch Seafood and Sprinhill, both Ontario-based providers that source sustainable seafood that has been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council, and our seafood options are perfect for a summer barbeque. Orders can be set to repeat every month, ensuring you always have wild caught or sustainably raised fish on hand.


In a globalized world, knowing where your food comes from is important — and it is especially important if you want to contribute to a sustainable fishery system and healthy oceans. Buying wild-caught or sustainably sourced, farm-raised fish is one of the best ways you can support local fishing operations that use sustainable fishing practices, and with truLOCAL it’s as simple as placing an order online and waiting for your fresh meal box to arrive. Try our service this month to see just how easy switching to sustainable fish can be!

Posted on July 11th, 2023