Our global food systems are a mess. We grow feed for livestock by deforesting the Amazon. The wealthier we are, the more meat we eat. We are changing our lands fo agriculture faster than we can fathom. We’re logging down trees for palm oil and mono-crops. We ship everything around the world. In some places we even ship out the foods we grow at a high price, only to import the same foods from another country at a lower price. Capitalism rules alongside political lobbying.
To top it all off we then waste an enormous amount of all the resources and energy that has gone into growing our food from the farm to supermarket and significantly within our households at an estimate of 30 to 50 percent depending on the food type. Making matters somehow even worse, we live in a world where millions of people still experience starvation, hunger and food insecurity in nearly all countries and we have a crisis of nutrition with skyrocketing obesity rates. While reducing food waste and increasing plant based eating are incredibly important and top of the list in Project Drawdown’s solutions, sustainable eating is so much broader and complex than this. Explore the intersection of this with us below.
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Take our ultimate food waste challenge
Households are responsible for a significant amount of food waste in high-income countries and we’ve got some ways to get thinking about reducing this. These challenges are not easy but whether you live alone, with housemates, with your partner or with children, these will stretch you and ultimately help you reconsider habits and thought patterns we’ve all long been stuck in (and we’ll help you keep your vegetables crunchy in the fridge!).
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You are not a perfect vegan and that is absolutely ok
The ink on nearly every product you buy most likely is not vegan. Building houses on cleared land isn’t a vegan thing to do as urban development displaces animals from their homes and natural habitat (eventually driving many to endangerment or extinction) whilst killing others. Filling that same new house with furniture probably wasn’t vegan. So what should you do?