It's time to change the way we eat
It's hard to overstate the impact that farming for food has on the planet. According to the UN, about two-thirds of food system emissions come from agriculture, land use and changes in land use. Within this, production processes, which includes inputs such as fertilizers, are the leading contributor; methane from livestock raising and rice cultivation accounts for a similar proportion. Despite political and cultural resistance, it's widely recognised animal agriculture is the most damaging food system of all.
How changing your diet can help fight climate change. By Simge Eva Dogan, Wellcome (June 7, 2022).
Changing how we produce our food – as well as what we eat – could help protect our planet and our health.
The Need to Grow: Can we feed the world without destroying it? (2018)
With only 60 years of farmable soil left on Earth, “The Need To Grow” offers an intimate look into the hearts of activists and innovators in the food movement: an 8-year-old girl challenges the ethics of a beloved organization; a renegade farmer struggles to keep his land as he revolutionizes resource efficient agriculture; and an accomplished visionary inventor faces catastrophe in the midst of developing a game-changing technology. Executive produced and narrated by Rosario Dawson. Watch here.