From farm to fork, our food supply has a huge carbon footprint. Emissions result from deforestation and changes in land use, production of fertilisers, heating of greenhouses, transport, processing, packaging, storage…and that’s before we drive to the shops to buy food that we refrigerate, freeze or cook!
Animal farming is a major source of greenhouse gases. Make an impact straight away by cutting down your consumption of meat and dairy products.
Visit the Vegetarian Society, the Vegan Society or the Meat Free Monday campaign for recipes and information on diet and nutrition.
Buy local and seasonal
If you don’t have time to grow your own food, local organic vegetable box delivery schemes offer a way of reducing food miles and packaging, whilst also supporting local jobs and wildlife. Try these companies to see what they have on offer:
Choose locally produced, seasonal foods with minimal packaging wherever possible. And, of course, take your own bags with you to the shops!