How Your Shopping Choices Affect the Environment

The decisions you make at the grocery store have a direct impact on the environment. Consumers can make a difference and reduce the environmental impact of the food they consume with their shopping choices. We have a lot of power, and our decisions can help lessen the impact on our natural world.

Until relatively recently, most of the earth was wilderness, including grasslands, forests and deserts. Over the last few hundred years, however, as people have turned to agriculture to grow the food necessary to support human life, wild habitats have been replaced by farmland. About 1,000 years ago, less than 5% of land that isn’t desert or ice (considered habitable land) was used for agriculture. Now, farmland takes up more than half of that available land. Pastures and farms that grow animal feed account for more than three quarters of all agricultural land, even though they produce less than 20% of the total calories consumed by people. Eating less meat and using plant-based alternatives could help reduce the number of livestock required to feed people throughout the world and lessen the impact on the environment.

Here’s a closer look at this issue:

You may also like

Tips for Booking Cheap Flights
New posts

Tips for Booking Cheap Flights

If you want to find out how to book cheap flights then you must follow some simple rules that many …

How to Survive a Long-Haul Flight
New posts

How to Survive a Long-Haul Flight

We all know that flying long distances is not easy for some people. The question is how to survive a …

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
Share on email
Email

Contact me

Recent Posts

Lifestyle

The Luxurious Environment of the Hotel

When it comes to luxury hotel environments, there are a few things that set them apart from other places. This …

Travel

Cleveland and What There is to Explore

Cleveland is a city that has something for everyone. From its rich history to its bustling nightlife, Cleveland offers a …

Travel

The Best Ways to Stay in D.C.

There are many accommodation options available for those looking to stay in Washington, D.C. for an extended period. Whether you’re …

Scroll to Top