Climate friendly eating is easier than many people think. Following four guidelines will strongly reduce your climate impact.
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More plant based
Animal products generally have a higher climate impact than plant based food. Animals themselves need a lot of plant based food to grow and live. Roughly 100 kg of crops is needed to produce 3 kg of beef. Secondly, animals produce greenhouse gases themselves which are released into the environment through burps and farts. If you find it hard to eat plant based all the time, start with one day in the week.
Eating seasonal fruit and vegetables means that they can, mostly, grow outside. Products that are grown in heated environments like greenhouses have a much bigger CO2-equivalent footprint.
Foodmiles are a large contributor to greenhouse gases being pumped in the air. Especially when fresh products need to be transported by air freight from one side of the world to another.
Any food that is thrown out is a waste of resources. 14 percent of all food waste happens in the restaurant sector, 42 percent lies with the consumer. By being smarter with portions and reusing leftovers, food waste can drastically be reduced.