These books to be a better shopper, are not designed to encourage you to shop more. Just to help you work your way through the maze of greenwash and find items that you need, but in a more sustainable way. The shops (and unethical brands) are likely not going to inform you.
No matter what your diet, you’ll find these books helpful. Most people do eat animal foods (preaching sends people the other way).
Check paper inserts of medications, as some foods (grapefruit, green veggies) are contraindicated. Avoid nuts, seeds and nut/seed butters for young children. Cut carrot sticks, veggie hot dogs etc lengthwise then again, to avoid choking. Choose palm oil-free vegan butters. If you live with animals, see foods to keep away from pets.
- A Pocket Guide to Sustainable Food Shopping is a handy little guide, to help you decode the language on egg cartons and ask butchers where meat is sourced. Veggies will also find it helpful: Which plant milk should you choose? How do you stop asparagus from spoiling fast? Also find tips to cut food waste, shop at bulk bins and make better choices.
- How to Be a Conscious Eater again covers all dietary choices. How do you know if an egg is free-range (and whether male chicks or calves are killed at birth, through purchases of eggs or milk?) What is farmed salmon? Is it good or bad to coconut oil or almonds? The book covers 4 types of food: from the ground, from animals, from factories and from restaurants.
- Food and Climate Change makes it easy to eat more sustainably, not matter what your diet. 25% of greenhouse gas emissions come from food, so how can we reduce this? Each chapter covers a meal. For instance, Breakfast takes you through the climate impact of tea and coffee, sugar, toast, a bowl of cereal or a plate of eggs. Then makes suggestions.