Thursday, February 9, 2023

Plant-based diet, good for the environment

The most recent historical phase has seen many changes in the food paradigm, with the appearance of new movements that offer a new vision of the context in which we live.

Proof of this can be the ‘vegan’ diet, all those that prioritize the reduction of consumption of animal origin, and therefore, the main foods are all those that come from plant origin. For example, this type of diet is experiencing exponential growth, and it is becoming more and more common in our society.

Advisor lanternknown for the annualGreen revolution“, where he exposes the most important data on everything that surrounds the plant world, indicating that there was a 34% increase in the number of people who indulged in this lifestyle in terms of food.

To be more specific, 13% of the population (about 5 million people) base their diet on foods of plant origin, most of which emphasize that they are quite flexible, apart from 1.4% who themselves Considered vegetarian and 0.8%. Vegetarian.

Benefits for the planet of a ‘plant-based’ diet

In this type of ‘plant-based’ diet, in addition, importance is given not only to the personal decision of each person, but also to the possible improvement of the environment on a global scale, which may solve some of the problems that concern us. is the real solution. on a global scale. world.

As indicated by the report of unep Regarding the environmental impact of consumption and production, the world population continues to grow and the demand for meat follows the same order. All production related to the meat industry already represents 13% of the total CO2 emissions of the entire planet, a truly worrying figure in terms of sustainability.

Pollution is so important in this sector of the economy that burning fossil fuels is as harmful to the environment as burning crops or biomass to animals. For this reason, it is suggested that the solution to reduce this severe effect involves a change in diet in general.

Spain, below average in ‘veggie’ cuisine

The fact is that the interest in this type of alternative diet, which seems to be the future in a very short time, is high in other countries of the world. EuropaOther than this AmericaAbove, which we can find in our country.

The truth is that it is a diet to take into account, among other details, because it encourages local consumption taking into account seasonal foods and kilometer 0, some aspects that go further and are taken into account should go.

And this is it, as indicated by the study conducted by the researcher Anna Bach for OMSOnly 20% of European food guides include aspects of food sustainability, so we are still a long way from having this type of option in society.


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