GreenDesignMatters, If we don’t take steps, Now to live in harmony with our environment we will for certain Self Destruct. “If we don’t go Green we won’t be going”.

We simply must change and from the bottom up,  many things we do in every day life could so easily be Green by Design so Green Design Matters. Even something as fundamental as what you eat could be Green and friendly to the environment. For instance if you were to simply substitute the processed prepacked convenience food we buy, with loose fresh fruit and vegetables this will substantially decrease your impact on our environment with immediate effect.

Think about it for a moment, all those boxes packets and wrappings with fancy Logos and promotional slogans all cost money, and we pay for it in some way, all of these things cost money to design, manufacture and promote, it costs us environmentally as well as adding a higher cost to the food itself.

Processed food is my pet hate, personally I think ” don’t eat anything processed” and note : The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) in April 2012 completed a detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies finding links between diet and cancer. Its conclusion is rocking the health world with startling bluntness : “Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption. Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products”

Food should not have preservative laden bad for you unpronounceable chemicals mixed in the food.  Many People misguidedly buy these bad for you foods and consume them on a regular basis. Food should have no preservatives, no packaging, no expensive logos.

Leaving aside processing for pickling for the moment because many pickled foods are just fine, for instance : pickled onions, beetroot and gherkins to mention just a few.

Personally I would prefer to walk away from the Greengrocers with a plain bag full of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, rather than a bag full of logo’d up packaging with poor quality processed fruit or vegetables inside.

Basket of Fruit and Vegetables. GreenDesignMatters When it comes to actually eating the food, instead of cooking, eat them raw, cooking as a general rule destroys most of the goodness and nutritional value of the food products, throw away the water you cook in and your throwing away the rest of the goodness,  If you are going to boil the vegetables, at the very least use the water to make a gravy or pour it into a glass, pepper to flavour and drink it with your food. Most vegetables can be eaten raw any way.  Myself I would have a potato in it’s jacket with raw mushrooms, tomatoes, cucumber some grapes, grated cheese, carrot and anything else to hand that I can add to the dish that can be eaten raw, delicious and environmentally very friendly, the only thing cooked was the potato, which can be Nuked in the microwave in less than 10 minutes, sparing on electricity, your food in fresh, wholesome, nutritious and very inexpensive all round. Green Food by Design Matters, and since to do this the fruit and vegetables will have to be fresh they would ideally be grown locally or at the very least grown in your own country, to maintain the quality,Not frozen and sent half way around the world before eventually getting to you as out of date sad food.


  1. Posted April 23, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    I do not even know how I ended up right here, however I thought this site was great, I am all for Green and “If we don’t go Green we won’t be going” that is so good. ;) Cheers!

  2. Posted June 30, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Many interesting green articles here, Please try and keep it up todate.

  3. Posted August 25, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Very nice very nice stuff. Absolutely God-Dam-Right “If we don’t go Green we won’t be going” above excellence.

  4. Posted February 14, 2013 at 3:21 am | Permalink

    And why do you write?, love, yes love of all things green, thank you for a very nice and use full site

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