Food and climate change: what they have in common? From field to fork, food production is responsible for a third of total greenhouse gas emissions. It’s one of the major causes of global warming. Yet our food is also one of the primary victims of climate change, as changing weather patterns and flooding affect crops and those who depend on them worldwide.
On the other side, food is also a solution to climate change. Sustainable agriculture and biodiversity reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, preserve the fertility of the land, increase carbon capture in the soil, and slow down desertification. By changing our food habits and choosing local food from sustainable sources, we can contribute to the solution.
In October, Scotland is joining the global Slow Food #menuforchange campaign, not just to raise awareness of food’s impact on climate change, but to suggest simple ways that each one of us can help reducing that impact. Everyone, starting with the food they eat daily, can do something for the future of our planet.
We would like to invite you to prepare one meal using ingredients from within 50 miles of where they live, once every week, for the whole of October supporting our 50 Mile Meal campaign. Share with us a#50milemeal picture of a meal and recipe and where your ingredients come from.