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Is The Future Of Our Food Safe? Infographic

Is the future of our food supply safe?  Unfortunately the short answer is NO!

Luckily, there ARE steps we can all take to maintain safe food for everyone.

food securitySomething is wrong with our food system when almost 1 billion people in the world are undernourished and more than 1.4 billion adults are overweight!

Something is even more wrong when we turn around and waste 1/3 of all our food.

It then starts to get scary when you realize the world’s need for food is rapidly increasing while climate change is endangering food production.

I am not an economist advising world leaders on policy.

I am a consumer and advocate, all I can do is control my own little world and encourage others to do the same.

These are the steps I take to insure my own food safety and those of our children. Do you practice any other food safety steps?  Before reading on, check out the infographic  above and below for some startling facts about food production and what that means for us globally.

1.  I don’t eat any junk or processed food in packages.

 

2.  I grow or pick my own food in season and buy locally whenever possible.

  • Much of the food we import for our grocery stores comes from countries where people are starving.
  • Food transportation uses up valuable resources.
  • Buy local from Farmer’s Markets. They are healthy for the world and joyful!
  • Everyone has experienced how much better local food tastes and many more nutrients it gives.

3.  I eat organic and NON GMO

Large commercial and high tech solutions from companies like Monsanto have been promising higher food production for decades but many of these strategies have:

  • Ruined the health of the land.
  • Eroded our rights to freedom of choice.
  • Left us with uncertain personal health futures.

4. I Promote A Plant Based Diet – Less Meat Consumption

From the graph you will see that meet usage in rapidly increasing when ideally, it should be decreasing.

  • Meat production displaces trees, grasses and other year-round plants which absorb CO2 and capture carbon – exactly what the world needs. Read Nice Cow – Baaad Cow Effects
  • Meat production uses up and pollutes tremendous amounts of water, a scarce and diminishing resource – up to 1,500 gallons for one pound of beef.

5.  I Don’t Waste

With 1/3 of world food production going to waste I do my part on the post production level. Learn more about The Deadly Consequences of Our Eating Habits

  • I’m probably closer to the Asian and African yearly average of 13-24 pounds thrown out as opposed to the North American and Europe average of 200 pounds.
  • This includes not overbuying, and recycling or composting whenever possible.

5.  I Teach On-line Health Classes on All the Above.

People who are concerned about their own personal health tend to also have more awareness of the health of others and the planet.

At Real Food for Life we provide in depth information and free webinars on many health topics like the above and I also teach people to cook health balancing meals (using healthy whole foods instead of sugar and chemicals) which are:

Any more ideas? What do you feel when you read these infographics?

Affect of climate on food production

By | 2017-10-29T15:40:08+00:00 February 27th, 2014|Health News, Our Earth|2 Comments

About the Author:

I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.

2 Comments

  1. Kathi February 28, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Yes, all of what you say here is important but the transition to a unhealthy diet I believe can be laid at the door of industrialization – namely the mass media.
    “Media programming” of the masses includes one simple policy. If you say it enough times, continually repeat it, eventually the people will agree. Therefore food processing spent untold billions to prove that important point actually works. Getting this to turn around is as “simple” as making people realize the food processing industry has been lying to us all along. So, yes, getting that point across again, that’s where our work is cut out for us. Oh well, we don’t have to worry about unemployment!

  2. HealthWig October 13, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Hi Diana

    It is rare content. I am searching some tips on health but I did not get any health info-graphic that really helpful. I like every points you mentioned as well.

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