Buy organic fruits and vegetables, reduce meat consumption, choose bulk products: even when we fill the trolley we can make choices in favor of the environment. that's how
Today talk about food it also means talking about climate changes is environmental sustainability. This link can be demonstrated through a simple example: one is likely slice of meat purchased at the supermarket comes from a intensive breeding where the animals are fed with soy-based feed cultivated on the other side of the world on land that was for this reason deforested.
Still talking about intensive farming, not everyone knows that they are the second cause of training for fine powders in Italy, more than light transport and industry, and that the livestock sector contributes to the production of climate-changing gases as the entire transport sector.
An expense that respects the environment
The choices regarding how we do the expense and what we put on the plate, how we store food and how much we waste it, can make the difference for the future of the Earth. Just think of the struggle started for fight plastic starting from the products we put in the cart, including the food ones. For this greenpeace thought to draw up a Ecomenu, a list of ten concrete tips that we can put into practice to make a spending friend of the climate and the planet, but also to send a message to the agri-food system in favor of small producers and small businesses.
The Greenpeace Ecomenu and the Harvard dish
Fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, dairy products: Greenpeace offers tips on the main foods we eat and warns of "fashionable" foods, but unsustainable, come on products below cost, from ultra-processed foods, without forgetting the emergence of the"Plastic pollution when it comes to shopping bags and product packaging.
In addition to a friendly expense on the planet, Greenpeace finally recalls the rules for healthy eating contained in healthy eating plate created by the nutrition experts of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The guide to creating balanced and healthy dishes explains to use healthy oils like that of olive and to avoid trans fats, to include in the diet numerous and different vegetables Besides fruit of all colors, to drink water, tea and coffee with little or no sugar, to limit dairy products, cheeses and fruit juices and to avoid sugary drinks, to prefer different varieties of whole grains to refined ones, to include oil seeds, to reduce consumption instead of Red meat and to avoid that of processed red meats like cold cuts.