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Following a low-carbon diet

Why low carbon diet?

If we don’t reduce the human carbon emissions, the temperature of the Earth will inrease over the next few years, making droughts and floods even more harsh. Since farmers are more interested in big “single crop” farms than mixture.  But, we can change this, modifying our eating habits in such way that we are going to reduce this climate change.

What is Low Carbon Diet?

low-carbon-greenhouseLow-carb diet is about the choices we made in order to help to reduce the green-house emissions. Our primart goal is to minimize the following points:

  1.  “heavily-produced” food
  2.  food that is carried from across world
  3.  “out of- eason” food
  4.  food loss

 

 

Steps to become more sustainable eater

  1. Minimize the acquisiton of high carbon foods.
    There are foods with big amount of carbon emissions as cheese, beef,  snacks. In a report of the United Nation, the prodution of industrial meat has been found to produce lots of damaing greenhouse gases. Reducing the consumption of this kind of beef, is the biggest effect we can have on helping the environment. However, we don’t have to quit meat to have a big impact. Buying from organic farmers  can positively affect the system.
  2. Minimize wasteful practices
    Minimizing theof disposable plastic plates,  and to-go packages has a very big positive impact on the environment. Food waste is on of the biggest producer of emissions of mehtane.
  3. Pay attetion of our food miles
    If we choose foods that are produced in our country, we will cut down the gas emissions associated with the food transportation.
    Buy season foods that are in your country.
  4. At least 20% of the greenhouse gases produced in United State Of America are because of the food, one of the countries responsbile of this type of pollution. This could be even worst because in this percentage we are not taking into account the indirect emissions.
  5. Each type of food has different carbon’s footprints, and consequently, the choices of the consumers can contribute a lot to minimize the greenhouse gases
  6. Say no to packaged and processed foods
    Processed foods are not only bad for your health,  the  processing and packaging they have is very bad for the environment and  generates lots of waste.

 

More Tips

The followers of this low carbon diet recommend to reduce the consumption of agricultural products coming from industrial holdings. In these type of installations, the production of fruits, meat, vegetables, etc, is accomplished with an intensive use of natural resources, and lots of chemicals that contribute to global warming. Also they recommend the consumption of organic food, and they are big promoters of the urban gardens for the self food provisioning.

The seasonal vegetables and fruits, neither packaged nor processed, are another food star of a low carbon diet. The product packaging requires the use of plastic and energy. Furthemore, the freeze of the food to preserve it and transport it, implies the use of energy and industrial processes that launch different green-house emissions into the atmosphere. Bottled water is one of the worst purchases by the large amount of resources used.