This year there has already been a big push towards more sustainable diets with the BDA’s One Blue Dot campaign and the Eat Lancet. The population is rapidly growing and we need to figure out how we are going to feed a population of 10 billion within planetary boundaries while optimizing human health. I definitely want to discuss more in-depth as I think sustainability particularly when its to do with nutrition isn’t as black and white as people think. Many people believe that veganism is the answer but this really isn’t the case. Reducing meat and animal products consumption is needed but doesn’t need to be totally eliminated and there are many plant-based foods that are detrimental to the environment take palm oil, avocados and almonds for instance.
But in today’s post, we are talking specifically about food waste. 1/3 of the food produced in the UK is wasted and as a first step towards more sustainable food production in usage in restaurants and home then its essential that this changes quickly! This really isn’t ok!
1- Freezing leftover fruit and veggies
2- Freezing bread and toasting the slices
3- Too good to go
4- Olio Ex