During my recent trip to India, I noticed that packaged food products either had a green or brown symbol. Up on further investigation, we found that vegetarian food had the green dot with a green square symbol and non-vegetarian food had the brown dot with a brown square symbol. This makes it super easy for people to choose products, especially in a country like India, where nearly 500 million people are vegetarian. Being a vegetarian myself, I was excited to not second guess every time I had a meal.
I hope one day symbols such as these would be part of US food labeling as well along with GMO or Non-GMO labeling. Having information easily available can significantly help us make better choices for our health as well as creating a healthy eco-cycle.
Did You Know: 7.3 Million Americans Are Vegetarians and additional 22.8 Million follow a Vegetarian-Inclined Diet.
Keep on greening,
aka Dr. Ghabit