Eating sustainably

Eating sustainably

Sustainable food production uses processes and systems to lower the environmental impact of food production and to protect workers, communities and consumers, while not compromising the needs of future generations. Although consumers are aware that food production has an impact on climate change, most research shows a clear lack of consumer knowledge of sustainable diets, as well as many misconceptions about them. Eating more local food, minimising meat consumption and choosing responsibly sourced seafood options are all ways to eat more sustainably.

Are seasonal fruit and vegetables better for the environment?

09 September 2020

Eating more seasonal fruit and vegetables is just one aspect of eating more sustainably. When it comes to the environment, what we eat may be even more important.

Plant-based protein sources for vegans and vegetarians (infographic)

20 August 2020

There are many examples of plant foods that are also good protein sources. In this infographic, we show the protein content of different vegan and vegetarian dishes.

9 practical tips for a healthy and sustainable diet

19 April 2018

Each of us contributes to the impact that our food system has on the planet. We can all commit to making the world a healthier place to live, through small but achievable changes to our diets.

Farmed fish: A healthy and sustainable choice?

06 October 2015

Fish and seafood are an important part of a healthy diet, yet increasing demands and overfishing in many parts of the world have led to diminishing marine fish stocks worldwide. Farmed fish is a means of meeting demand...

Understanding and concern for sustainability do not translate into action on food choices

02 November 2014

A pan-European study by the European Food Information Council (EUFIC), published in Food Policy, has found that consumers have a reasonable understanding of sustainability as a responsible behaviour towards the environment and a fair treatment of present and future generations.

Can a healthy diet be environmentally sustainable?

04 April 2013

In a review published in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, Dr Macdiarmid from the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health (Aberdeen), addresses the question whether a healthful diet can also be environmentally sustainable...