Did you know the recipes you make can be climate-friendly?
Choosing certified organic and local are the most important factors to consider when choosing climate-friendly food. The Soil Association says that 23% of European Union greenhouse gas emissions could be cut if half if all EU farming converted to organic agriculture by 2030.
Some crops require fewer resources to grow, such as citrus crops. In a study done in Sicily, Italy, analyzing the sustainability of organic versus conventional orange and lemon orchards, it was found that organic farming showed higher sustainability and that those systems were more sustainable because of the lack of chemicals used. The results “prove the stronger sustainability of organic over the conventional system, both in terms of energy consumption and environmental impact, especially for lemons.”
Use this recipe roundup to inspire your climate-friendly meals in celebration of Earth Month!