What is Food Sustainability? Why should we care?
“Many of today’s food production systems compromise the capacity of Earth to produce food in the future” – EU Standing Committee on Agriculture Research
People are becoming increasingly more aware that the food they eat determines how healthy they are, but what is less well known is how much impact producing and consuming these readily available foods have on the world’s resources, how much more harm than good it could do to both our health and the health of the land and oceans that provide it.
With climate change contributing to extreme weather events that threaten a secure and steady supply of food, and the exponentially growing population with changing demands shifting to a western diet filled with meats and factory-produced food products, greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise, the use of land and water resources are being overextended, pollution rates skyrocketing, phosphorus availability plummeting to depletion, and the impact of chemical products such as herbicides and pesticides are hindering the planet’s ability to sustain this ongoing lifestyle in the future.
One in Eight people in the world do not have enough food to eat
One acre of land if used to grow soy beans could provide 166,000 grams of protein and feed 3320 people
The same one acre of land if used to raise cattle could only provide 9,000 grams of protein and feed 180 people
What Green Common is doing
To make room for more plants we should all eat less meat (especially processed and red meats) and fewer products of animal origin such as eggs and dairy foods.
This is why Green Common supplies vegetarian products which are organic, non-GMO, dairy-free, locally sourced, ecologically responsible, humane, and fair-trade.
Supporting all facets of food sustainability, we hope to engage the community to join in our efforts while simultaneously improving the health of all individuals who participate in going green!