If the biggest impact comes from growing/producing food, how can I make a difference?
We all need to eat, but emissions from agriculture are growing year on year, both globally and in the UK. This is because increases in the world population, better standards of living and increased consumption of animal products, leading to more animals being reared for meat, eggs and dairy.
Livestock currently produces about 14.5% of all greenhouse gas emissions globally*. So, one of the quickest and easiest ways to reduce your green house gas emissions is to think about the kinds of foods you’re eating and make a few simple changes.
Eating less meat and animal products can more than half the carbon footprint of a meal.
*(according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).Jul 19, 2018)