In a conversation with Annika Pelgrom, Dieuwertje tells us about the importance of eating more beans. “We don’t eat healthy and sustainable enough.” We all lead busy lives. We work, do chores and when it comes to food we chose for flavour and convenience. Which often means meat, fast food or food which can be quickly prepared.
But eating as much meat as we do, is not good for us or our environment. Dieuwertje explains: “Meat is very unsustainable. It has a 45% higher carbon footprint than beans.” There’s a lot of land and water needed to provide the meat we consume. In addition, eating a lot of red meat can cause diseases.
“Beans is a better protein source than meat. We dutch people eat too much meat and too little beans.” We often don’t know what the right choice is, or are not strong enough to make it. “It sounds easy, but it is not.”
The VenloBurger offers a solution! The VenloBurger is a 100% plant based bean burger, made from local produces. There is a saying: You are what you eat. “Burger in Dutch means Citizen, so if we eat healthy burgers. We can become healthy citizens.”