Up to 30% of the planet's carbon footprint comes from the food we eat. That's way too much gas folks!
And most of this comes from farming, not transport.
What we eat matters more than where it comes from.
100g of beef produces the same amount of greenhouse gases as driving 15km in a car!
See how other food compares.
Food & Health
Nutritional index data shows that food that has a low global warming impact is also healthier, both in terms of more good nutrients (vitamins and minerals) and fewer unhealthy inputs (sugars and fats).
So being a green food business can be a win-win, green and healthy!
Food & Cost
Food that has a low global warming impact is also normally lower cost per kg, meaning you can be green and control your costs.
So being a green food business can be a win-win-win, green, healthy and lower cost!
Organic farming has been shown to increase on-farm biodiversity, compared to non-organic farming.
It also improves soil health, protecting future agriculture.
Organic food can be identified by certified labels, and although it is sometimes more expensive, it is worth it if you combine it with using food that also has a lower carbon footprint.
Many of the world's fish stocks are being over-exploited, risking the availability of fish as a food for future generations.
Sustainable fish can be identified by the Marine Stewardship Council label.
Many farmers in developing countries are not paid a fair price for products we consume every day, such as coffee. You can help people receive a fair price by buying Fairtrade produce.