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Eco-Friendly Snacks for the Office and How to Choose Them

Updated: Oct 2, 2022

In recent years, snacking has been considered a meal category of its own. The increase in popularity of this food category has led to consumers favouring foods that are produced and packaged sustainably. Evidently, “consumers are growing more intentional about their purchase decisions as they become more in touch with their values”. Conscious consumption is at the top of consumers’ minds. A healthy, sustainable snack while working will keep employees properly nourished and able to carry out their work tasks. In order to remain recharged and able to produce high-quality work, healthy snacking options are a necessity.

How to Choose Sustainable Snacks


Many people do not know that vegetarian snacks have been proven to reduce climate change. The United Nations informs us that raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than cars and trucks combined. You might also be surprised to know that vegetarian snacking options help to reduce the pollution of streams, rivers, and oceans. Pollution of our waterways is caused by animal waste, antibiotics, and hormones entering the water cycle alongside chemicals from tanneries, fertilizers, and the pesticides used to spray feed crops. Lastly, the vegetarian food option plays a positive role in maintaining wildlife habitats and endangered species - giving millions of animals the opportunity to remain in their natural habitat.

By choosing a vegetarian diet option instead of one loaded with animal products, individuals can dramatically reduce the amount of land, water, and oil resources that they consume and the amount of pollution they otherwise might cause.


As an example of the opposite of sustainable practices, GMO agriculture is linked to practices such as increased pesticide use and suppressed crop diversity. When the sheer range of crops and organisms is reduced, humans lack the resources and resilience biodiversity provides. Without plentiful and diverse soil life, we lose out on compounds we use to make lifesaving medicines. Farmers who grow non-GMO can save seeds, producing varieties that are well-adapted to the local climate. In the end, non-GMO and locally adapted seeds leave resilient crops for future generations serving as an example of a meaningful, sustainable practice.

Non-GMO snacks will all in all lead consumers to live healthier lives free from toxic chemicals. Organic, naturally grown foods will lead to fewer symptoms of ill health and increase the overall immunity of the body. Non-GMO Snacks will use considerably less energy during production - using less of the earth’s natural resources and reducing pollution. When food is natural, it supports healthy living and sustainability aside from increasing the overall quality of life.