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Global ill-health costs from diabetes alone are similar to the total value of farming in the global economy.
Producing a reasonable guideline for a healthy and sustainable diet would put the world and its people in a much better place.
Eating healthy food is almost always also the best for the environment.
Researchers say poor diets seriously harm people and the planet. Foods such as fruit, vegetables, beans, and whole grains are best for avoiding disease and protecting the climate and water resources, while red and processed meat cause the most ill health and pollution.
A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions that come from the production, use, and end-of-life of a product or service. It includes carbon dioxide — the gas most commonly emitted by humans.
Usually, the bulk of an individual’s carbon footprint will come from transportation, housing and food.
There are simple choices you can make in your day-to-day life to lessen your personal impact on the environment.
The flexitarian diet is a plant-based diet that claims to reduce your carbon footprint & improve your health with an eating regimen that's mostly vegetarian but allows for the occassional meat dish.
This diet is the outcome of people who are adopting a more environmentally sustainable approach to their eating habits by reducing meat consumption in favor of alternative protein sources including nuts, beans, peas, and other legumes.
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