Low Carbon Diet

 Low Carbon Diet

The best approach to a low carbon diet: think what you're eating; know where it comes from, who picked it for you and exactly how it got from seed to table

One of the most polluting everyday activities is food consumption, when impacts during product life cycles are considered. Greenhouse gas emissions from the food sector are extensive and need to be lowered to stabilize climate change.

Energy is needed to fill the simplest of fruit bowl. Even the most humble of produce is conventionally farmed with artificial fertilizers, pesticides and machines before being transported thousands of kilometres, trucked to a market and then sold in a plastic bag.

We all need to eat, but unfortunately never realize the amount of food carbon emissions.

When people take on global warming at a personal level it becomes realistic to deal with the issue. Implementing the Low Carbon Diet can make a huge difference.  

1. Buy seasonal, local, organic produce

Produce grown in its natural season requires considerable less human interference than when it's grown out of season, so requires a reduced amount of energy and water use. Consuming fresh local produce not only saves on food miles, but reduces the need for refrigerated storage which contributes to 14.9 per cent of the energy used every year by the food industry. Adapting to organic food contributes to low carbon diet as it is not treated with chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers.

Using such simple methods can lead to cutting down greenhouse gas emissions, reducing the use of toxic chemicals and supporting local agriculture.

2. Eat low on the food chain

Eating low on the food chain is perhaps one of the most important things that can be done for a balanced environment.

Starting with meat eaters, enormous amounts of grain must be fed to cattle, to produce a small amount of animal protein for human consumption. Regular meat eaters don't just waste more food than vegetarians but also use more water and produce higher level of greenhouse gases. These also chew through forests at a breakneck pace as large areas have been cleared up to grow animal feed

Consuming animal products which include seafood, dairy and poultry-you are using far more resources than you need to in order to build a healthy, balanced diet.

3. Research importing methods

Recent research reveals that how your food has travelled is just as important as how far your food has travelled. Many times shipping food in from overseas can be more energy efficient than locally grown produce, if it's out of season or hothouse-grown

Take action for sustainable agriculture and oceans:
  1. Say no to food-based bio-fuels. Since bio-fuels are most often made from food crops like corn, which contribute to global food shortages and driving up food prices.
  2. Make smart choices when eating seafood. We must select fish that are good for us and the ocean.
  3. Low Carbon Diet is an effective program for helping people, at a personal level, to achieve real and lasting carbon reduction at the household level. It is recommended to anyone who wants to do their part to reduce their carbon footprint.
  4. This results in restoring the environment consciously rather than destroy it....and at virtually no cost.

Low Carbon Diet reduces global warming step by step, day by day, starting from now

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