Sustainability is a long road for all of humanity. Achieving progress and the kind of progress
our environment deserves will require changes from all of us. Especially, considering that
one quarter of global emissions come from the food we produce. This is a very complex subjects , but here are some key take aways that you should know about if you care about sustaiability:
Fishing is by far doing the most damage to our environment. Overfishing and industrial
fishing are so overwhelmingly bloated that they are wiping out marine life as we know it. A
big change needs to be made here in order for the earth to sustain itself. Most of the
categories and families of fish are already 90% gone!
Luckley there are sustainable fish to buy. ( Thank god, because fish is so delicious ) – A good place to find sustainable fish is using the search to seafoodwatch.org
Beef requires breeding of cattle that in turn require water and grass. It has a large carbon
footprint on the environment. Especially as the demand for beef keeps growing.
Sugar is one of the most harmful substances on the planet. Not only to human beings and
our bodies but also to our environment. Sugar causes massive erosion of natural biodiversity
and soil as well. According to a study done by WWF, sugar is among one of the worst crops
for the environment.
It takes 17 pounds of CO2 to produce a pound of bacon! That’s a crazy tradeoff to make. It
might be time to cut back on the bacon especially now that we’re seeing artificial bacon
production ramp up. It sounds horrible because in the past, it was. But the recent
developments they’ve made have really made the taste almost indecipherable from real
Coffee is grown in areas of rainforests that are very sensitive and need untethered balance
to sustain, not industrial farming. These forests are really sensitive and are home to a lot of
organisms and microorganisms. Coffee production really messes with its balance.
Chocolate has a similar story to coffee. It is produced in deep parts of rainforests that have a
very good balance of flora and fauna. The biodiversity of these parts of the forest gets
messed up because of coco farming and production. It’s best to check where your chocolate
comes from and switch to more sustainable brands.