Food production and distribution is one of the most significant source of greenhouse gases in the UK. We all need to eat to surive and, with a growing population, this requirement for food is forcing the world to cut down forests, to degrade the world's productive farmlands and to factory-farm livestock. According to Chris Goodall in his excellent book: 'How to Live a low Carbon Life', by changing eating habits, an individual could - at least in theory - reduce green house emissions resulting from food consumption by 85%! If you're keen to reduce the emissions from the food you eat, there are five rules you can follow:
The most important rules, according to Chris Goodal, are: buy organic where possible, local when available, keep away from processed and packaged food and, most important of all, buy less meat and fewer dairy products.
I thought you might also be interested in this video it's aimed at people who own a restaurant, but equally applicable to you and I.
Find a farmers' market near you: http://www.farmersmarkets.net/
Source organic food and drink: http://www.greenrewards.co.uk/products/Food+%26+Drink
Learn more about food production: http://www.greenrewards.co.uk/products/Books+%26+DVDs/Eco+Books
Learn more about food production: http://www.lowcarbonlife.net/default.asp?page=40
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