Mojo Mathers

Eating for the world

by Mojo Mathers

“If you eat a little less meat and a little less dairy you’ll dramatically reduce the impact of your diet on the environment. Just think: one 1lb (or 500g) of ground beef for your family uses over 28,000 cups (or 6,810 litres) of water to produce – that’s enough to fill 20 bathtubs to the brim, and then some” – Oxfam

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have just released a book of articles and presentations that examines how to make sure that everyone has the food they need to be healthy and happy – also known as being ‘food secure’.

It talks about the more than 900 million people in the world who suffer from hunger and the 1.5 billion who are overweight or obese – and it examines what a sustainable diet would be that could feed everyone in the world properly.

On a practical level, in terms of what that means for us in Aotearoa, there are changes that we can make in our diets to contribute to global food security.

 

Published in Environment & Resource Management by Mojo Mathers on Fri, August 10th, 2012   

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