ENVIRONMENT - Nutrition and the Environment Lessening the...

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Nutrition and the Environment Lessening the environmental impact of keeping us fed o What you can do to help the environment Food is that part of environment you eat—the environment becomes you We can lessen the environmental impact of food production Resource use is related more to lifestyle than population US 6 % of world’s population, uses 30 % of resources o Eat locally produced food Instead of from globalized food supply Environmental benefits of local production You save energy from transporting food Strengthens local economies Supports rural communities Makes a more diversified agriculture Creates more markets for local producers o This means eating seasonally Instead of same produce every season Locally available winter veggies Once was the norm Improve dietary variety Nutritional benefits o Fresher food, better quality o Higher nutrient, phytonutrient content o Exceptions Where it’s arid you should eat highly concentrated foods
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