Global warming: the basics
In 2050 the planet will count more than 9 billion inhabitants. Global warming is an actual topic that everyone should be aware of. Several factors are responsible for it among which the gas production from the meat consumption, the deforestation or the use of heavy fertilizers.
In 100 years, the yields of our lands are going to drop drastically because our crops will reach their thermal heat tolerance and no longer be able to produce as much as now and enough to feed our population. That’s why it is necessary to start a food transition already now in order to prevent our planet from reaching a heat point that will surely cause major issues regarding food production. The good news here is that there are several ways to contribute!
One way could be actually to eat the food you buy and limit your waste to the minimum. You can find different ways to do so in our last article (the fight against food waste). Another way could be to reduce your consumption of meat. The gas production from meat consumption represents a large part of our gas emission, first by the ruminant’s digestion but also by the production of a huge amount of food to feed livestock. A large part of this food that we actually could be eating ourselves!
There are a lot of other ways to contribute by using renewable energies or rethinking your way of traveling since the air transport is also one of the main sources of climate pollution. Let us know what you are doing to contribute and stop global warming!
About our contributor Marine Gonon:
Marine is a qualified food engineer from ISARA where she acquired knowledge towards the food chain from seed to plate. She specializes in health and nutrition and is now based in Berlin. One of her strong goals is to educate the future generations to make better food choices by teaching about nutrition, food production and cooking. Her aim is also to raise awareness on topics such as the impact of food production and consumption on the environment.