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We need more than meatless Monday to save our planet !
We can’t stop climate change from changing our diets, but the right diet for the environment could also be the best diet for your wellbeing. The world is at risk, and it is clear that we will not be able to save ituntil we change our food system. Here’s how we can all make dietary changes to help us eat more healthily and sustainably, while still being beneficial for the world:
1. Planning & Portioning
Jot down ideas that come to mind such as times of day that you eat, and whether you eat meals or snacks around these times. Plan out your meal for the week and get only what you need to avoid producing food waste. It’s easy to reduce waste in your own home: freeze everything you can’t consume right away and, if possible, buy loose produce so you can choose the exact amount you need.
The lack of variation in agriculture is both bad for nature and a threat to food security, so the more variety in our diets are critical. Try to incorporate fresh produce from your nearest farm shop or green grocer into your diet wherever possible.
Roughly 1.3 billion tonnes of leftover food are wasted each year globally, while billions still struggle to put food on the table. Redistributing our food not only helps cut down those wasted each day—and in turn, each year—they also provide life-saving resources for those in need. The great thing about this is that you don’t have to be a part of a big organization or have millions of dollars in your pocket. People sharing their leftover food on their own can still create a big impact, because even if you can’t save the whole world, saving someone’s world is already more than enough!
3. Animal Feeding
Contrary to popular belief, pigs don’t just blindly eat whatever is given to them unless they really have to. Goats, however, eat pretty much anything and though not all of us have our own goat farm, plenty of other animals would gladly take those fish bones and stale bread off your hands
4. TransformGot leftover food that’s gone bad? Though we may risk our health consuming them, plants love those, they even thrive off it! Simply collect then crush all your organic trash (this includes food waste, leaves, etc.) and add them together in a compost bin. You can purchase one of these bad boys or simply make one just as long as it has some holes for aeration and a handle for you to turn it 2 to 3 times a day. After awhile you will be greeted with a smelly, yet useful fertilizer that your plants will thank you for.
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