Eat Less Processed Food
The more "processed" a food is the more energy has gone in to producing it.
For example when browsing the supermarket shelves a ready made salads will have a higher energy footprint than a salad that you make yourself. Some reasons may include:
1 - More Packaging
2 - Refrigerated Storage
3 - Shorter Shelf Life (More Waste)
Most energy is created via the burning of fossil fuels, and so we get a negative environmental impact. One method to make food greener is to lower its carbon footprint.
Consumer are they key here. . that's you!
A report by Science Daily States that:
"changes to methods of food processing, packaging and distribution could also help to reduce fuel consumption"
"the consumer is in the strongest position to contribute to a reduction in energy use"
Ways to Eat Less Processed Food
Make you own Apple Juice: This is a good article from George Monbiot's blog, and explains how make you own apple juice.
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