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Climate change - food and farming

About food and farming

It is generally accepted that food-production methods and patterns of consumption need to change to support national and local strategies to achieve zero carbon. Recommendations for eating more sustainably include:

  • Minimising the consumption of meat and dairy products which have a higher carbon footprint than plant-based foods
  • Eating food that is locally produced and in season to avoid unnecessary transportation
  • Choosing products that reduce the need for packaging, particularly plastics

For more information on how you can change your diet to help climate change, please visit climate change food calculator: What's your diets carbon footprint? (

Dietary tips towards zero carbon will be published soon.

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Last updated: 29/05/2024 08:12