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Food and climate change

  • Sahil AggarwalEmail author
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Abstract

Food is an essential component of human life. Various stages such as food production, transportation, and consumption have an environmental consequence, akin to any other activity where humans consume resources. At the stage of food production, meat and dairy are a concern as they release more carbon emissions as compared to other food items. The article shows how institutions and governments can encourage people towards conscious consumption and lowering the carbon emissions. Other food practices such as packaging, preservation, and transportation are similarly discussed in the context of environment mitigation. This discussion is focused on greenhouse emissions but also touches on other environmental aspects such as water and energy. It is recommended that through macro policies, institutional practices, and social activism, humans adopt an eco-friendlier diet.

Keywords

Climate Food Meat Dairy Greenhouse emissions 

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© O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SonipatIndia

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