Topic 2.3: Ethical and environmental factors

Environmental factors: People often make food that is local to the region an essential part of their diet.

Ethical factors: An ethical consumer cares deeply about where their food comes from, and the welfare of the animals and people involved (that’s why vegetarianism can be also included here).

Organic produce

They tend to buy organic produce as it is produced in a way that protects the environment.

Fairtrade produce

They tend to buy fairtrade produce, for example bananas or chocolate, as the farmers responsible for producing the product have been given a fair price for their produce.

Local produce

Ethical consumers often like to support local farmers.