What you purchase at the grocery store has a significant impact on your life. The food you add to your cart determines the meals you'll prep for the week, the snacks you'll eat at work, and your overall health.
But have you thought about how your diet affects the future of the planet?
It might feel simple to fill up a bag with your local grocer’s avocados, but your purchase can actually have a much larger impact than you realize. According to a recent study, eating a healthy diet could influence greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution, even land availability. If we combine this information with better knowledge of genetic modification in our crops, and the possibility of some robot bees, the planet might actually have a fighting chance.
Here are some tips on how to be more conscious of what you’re putting on the table—and how its production might affect the planet.