“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.
- Oxfam’s Grow Method gives you lots of good tips on cooking and eating sustainably.
- Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming in the UK has 7 principles of sustainable food which are really great and have been adapted by the Sustainable Business Network for the New Zealand context.