Food and climate change

Food and climate change

What you eat has a climate impact!

When planning meals, shopping or ordering in a restaurant, consider:

How low on the food chain is this?
How much energy goes in to producing it?
Is it grown organically?
How far did it travel to get to the store/table?

Meat and climate change

Livestock production accounts for 70 per cent of all agricultural land use, occupies 30 per cent of the planet’s land surface and is responsible for 18 per cent of greenhouse gases such as methane and nitrous oxide.

Growing animals for food is also inefficient. It takes about five to seven kilograms of grain to produce one kilogram of beef. Each of those takes energy and water to produce, process, and transport.

As global meat consumption increases, so does its climate impact.