I recently gave the last theoretical workshop of the season for the From Seed to Plate in Erin project, entitled Greening your Plate. I think it is the perfect tip of the month as we are all getting back in our gardens and putting plants in the ground.
The way we eat, where our food comes from and where it goes are massive aspects of the climate and environmental crisis we are facing. 95% of our food comes from soil, one of the most important thing to create and support life and one of the most overlooked. Some think that soil is the climate solution we need and should focus on. If we manage to increase the carbon content of soil from 0.4%, we would avoid the raise of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere.
Beyond soil, our eating habits are also a major opportunity for change and environmental impact reduction. 30% of the food produced worldwide goes to waste; creating massive impact and greenhouse gas emissions.
As consumers we have an important role to play in reducing our impact and changing our food systems to more reasonable and circular ways that would benefit our communities, local economy, health and environment.
If you want to learn more, I invite you to download the presentation and go through the resources I share to help you regain power of your food supply. Download it here: Greening your plate