EMBRACE THE PLANT
CHANGE YOUR DIET TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE IN 2020
As passionate environmental stewards we know that we need to assess our food choices in addition to our consumption. The production of animal products generates the majority of food-related greenhouse-gas emissions – specifically, up to 78% of total agricultural emissions.
One study, published in October in the journal Nature, found that as a result of population growth and the continued consumption of Western diets high in red meats and processed foods, the environmental pressures of the food system could increase by up to 90% by 2050.
Sustaining a healthier planet will require halving the amount of food loss and waste, and improving farming practices and technologies. But it will also require a shift toward more plant-based diets which is what we are encouraging everyone in the BB to do.
Research consistently shows that drastically reducing animal food intake and mostly eating plant foods is one of the most powerful things you can do to reduce your impact on the planet over your lifetime, in terms of energy required, land used, greenhouse gas emissions, water used and pollutants produced.
To help you make more conscious and informed choices we have compiled the most up to date resources we can find for you below.
One of the biggest differences you can make in the fight against climate change is changing your diet. Instead of cutting carbs, would you be willing to cut carbon instead?
EAT LESS MEAT: CLIMATE REPORT URGES CHANGE TO WORLD FOOD SYSTEM
A new report by the International Panel on Climate Change says the global food system is taking too high a toll on the land. The solution? Change the way we eat