Take action: Think globally, eat locally
We can all contribute to the fight against climate change and many of us have already adopted habits in our daily lives (Turning off the light when leaving a room, recycling waste, reducing the use of plastic bags, having a shower rather than a bath, etc.).
The choices we make in our eating habits also have an impact on the environment. Before you go food shopping, ask yourself:
- Is the product in season – or has required a significant amount of energy to grow in a greenhouse?
- Where does it come from – how many miles has the product travelled?
- How was it grown – by a small farmer or an industrial plant?
Food loss and waste
Food losses represent a waste of resources used in production such as land, water, energy and inputs, increasing the green gas emissions in vain.