Why Should We Buy Local Products?

Buying local products is a powerful choice consumers can make in their everyday lives to contribute to the revival process of our green planet that we have disrespectfully exploited for hundreds of years. Buying local products will benefit our economy, reduce pollution and create jobs amongst many other benefits.  

How to buy local products

  • Check the packaging of the product you intend to buy. Where does it come from and how was it transported to your country?
  • Check the producers' websites and find out where their plants are located. 
  • Go to farmer's markets and buy local food and fruits that have not had to travel thousands of miles contributing to air pollution to get to your plate.
  • Buy seasonal fruits and vegetables that were grown and harvested in your own country. 
  • If you do choose a foreign product, inform yourself about the production methods and treatment of employees. Does the product stem from organic farming? Does it have the Fair Trade logo? Does the company mention anything about sustainability on their website? Inform yourself well about the technology they use and the included chemicals.
  • Keeping your eyes wide open and informing yourself about every step companies take makes you a good consumer.  
Be a Wise Consumer, Be Smart, Be Eco-Friendly.

Ecotourism in Buenos Aires

View of the capital from the Reserve. Typical Pampas Gras.

Eco-tourists will feel their heart beating faster in a fabulous place in Buenos Aires: the Buenos Aires Ecological Reserve. 

The Great Egret
The Buenos Aires Ecological Reserve also known as the Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur is a 865-acre low land territory on the Río de la Plata riverbank located in Puerto Madero only 10 minutes from downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Ecological Reserve is worth a visit if you want to escape from the noise and pollution of the metropolis and discover nature trails where you can watch birds, stroll, cycle, and marvel at the beautiful landscape consisting of a great variety of typical coastal plants and characteristic fauna such as the Pampas Grass. You will be able to observe 60-90 species including bird species such as the Coscoroba, the Great Egret, the Black-necked Swan and White-tufted Grebe. Other wildlife you might be able to admire are the Coypu, Pampas Cavy, Hillary’s Side-necked Turtle and Black Tegu Lizard. 


The Truth about Organic Food

Part II: Which Type of Agriculture Is Better for the Environment - Conventional or Organic Agriculture?

Organic cultivation of mixed vegetables on an organic farm in Capay, California.

Since 1978, the soil scientist Paul Mäder has been comparing conventional wheat cultivation with organic wheat cultivation in a unique long-term experiment. The land where wheat is conventionally grown is cultivated with artificial fertilizer and pesticides while the organic land is cultivated with stable manure. 


 The Truth about Organic Food

 Part I: Organic Bananas

Organic products are conquering the supermarkets and discounters of the developed countries. They are the symbol of a modern society that cares about health, sustainability and fair employment conditions. Organic agriculture is a valuable contribution in the fight against the destruction of the environment while supplying high-quality products that have not been in touch with pesticides and other dangerous chemicals that are harmful to health.  
Is it possible, however, to produce food sustainably in masses in consideration of the welfare of animals, humans and the environment?