Green Living Guide | Food | UNB

Food

As our demand for food grows, the agriculture sector will continually be under pressure to meet our present and future needs. The increase in food production means more land, water and energy use. Resource-intensive foods such as meat contribute greatly to the increase in greenhouse gas emissions.

It is important to know where your food comes from and for you to understand how to use food to reduce your ecological impacts.  

Fact

The production of one kilogram of beef requires 15,414 litres of water on average while the production of one kilogram of vegetables requires 322 litres of water.
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Act

Reduce your meat consumption by trying vegetarian/vegan options more often. 

Fact

Shopping lists appear to be an effective external memory storage for grocery shopping.  

Act

Make a shopping list before going shopping to avoid buying food items you may not need.  
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Fact

Locally sourced food is fresher and likely more nutritious. Local produce is usually picked within the last 24 hours before selling at the farmer’s market. 
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Act

When buying produce, shop local and by the season.