Eat local, seasonal and, whenever possible, organic products and offer your opinion about these experiences at the information points.
Do not forget to use public transport, cycle or walk whenever you can.
Vegetarian food generally involves less environmental impact than meat eating. Compared with agriculture, livestock keeping produces more gases contributing to the greenhouse effect, gases that are even more harmful than C02, such as nitrous oxide which has an impact 296 times greater than CO2, or methane with a global warming potential 23 times greater. Lunches during the 2016 Granada ICD will all be vegetarian.
Granada is a large agricultural producer and Spain is one of the countries that consumemost fish in the world with an annual average of 40 kg of fish per person. This is especially higher in species such as tuna, cod and swordfish, all of which are in danger of overexploitation. We encourage you to watch your food while staying in Granada and to protect these species.
Ask for seasonal ingredients, that can be obtained locally and require less use of water for cultivation.
Eat in the bars located in the markets, where all the ingredients are likely to be fresh, unprocessed and come from not far away.
Drink normal tap water in restaurants and bars in the city. Alternatively, if you prefer, ask for local mineral water.
The following foods are produced in Granada:
- VEGETABLES: cherry tomatoes and other varieties of tomato, cucumbers, peppers, beans, zucchini/courgettes, subtropical fruits, outdoor and ecologicalhorticultural products, among others. Specifically, in Granada the main activity is the production of organic vegetables such as Dutch cucumbers, tomatoes on the vine, cherry tomatoes (vine, plum and loose), zucchini / courgettes. Salad tomatoes, Californian peppers, eggplant / aubergine, green beans, asparagus, garlic and onion.
- SUBTROPICALS FRUITS: avocado pears, mangoes, guavas, star fruit, bananas, lychees, passion fruit, lucuma and other tropical fruits, except coconuts. In general, the cultivation method practiced in this region, without being ecological, is not very aggressive for the environment: most farmers do not use pesticides.
- ECOLOGICAL CUSTARD APPLES, MANGOES AND AVOCADO PEARS
- OLIVES AND OLIVE OIL.
- DRY FRUITS: almonds.
- OTHER FRUITS: cherries.
- HERBACEOUS PLANTS: cereals, tobacco and stevia.
- LIVESTOCK: sheep, pigs, goat and dairy products.
- AQUACULTURE: Marine aquaculture.