Towards sustainability: food

Towards sustainabilityFor the fifth part of these series – see the previous articles on heating, electricity, water and transport – I would like to tackle food in general. This is an important issue for both the health and the environment.

At a time where weight issues keep on increasing – to the World Health Organization, there are globally over a billion people overweight and 300 million obeses – food is becoming an environmental issue because of climate change.

This is important as to the International Panel on Climate Change, agriculture accounts for a fifth of global greenhouse gases emissions.

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