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[Monthly Report] Sustainable Table

by Ananya Singh | 01-02-2020 16:23 recommendations 0

Hello everyone, I'm so excited to express my thoughts on sustainable food practices given the fact that I'm a foodie myself ! I absolutely love food and I'm self-confessed connoisseur.


I'll be talking to you about a short video made my the United Nations Environment Programme on Sustainable Food. Here's the link - https://youtu.be/VcL3BQeteCc


Why should this video be taken seriously ?


The video emphasizes that we've 7.2 billion mouths to feed. By 2050, there will be an additional 2 billion people competing with the existing population for quality food. So, this is likely to overburden our already stressed and distressed agricultural sector. More importantly, 1 out of every 3 people have been identified as suffering from malnutrition. 794 million suffer from chronic hunger. 2 billion people do not have sufficient access to vitamins and minerals. 1.9 billion overeat and 600 million are obese. Moreover, both of these categories of people are more prone to Type 2 diabetes. So, does this not reflect the inequality in our food system ? 


Our food is too rich in fat, sugar, salt, and meat. This increases our risk of lifestyle diseases related to the heart in addition to hiking the emission of greenhouse gases into the environment. Our food is, thus, less diverse but more risk prone. 75% of our plate is made up of only 12 plant types like rice and corn, only 5 types of animal products. 


At a time when our natural resources are under pressure, ⅓ of our food is wasted. This is not even consumed but just thrown away. 33% of our soil is degraded. 


So, is it not high time that our food system be transformed ?


Production, processing, distribution, and consumption - all of these should and must be transformed. We must increase variety in our plates, switch to healthier food which will in turn reduce the greenhouse gas emissions. We must, therefore, produce differently and eat differently. We must avoid overconsumption and wastage. 


I personally adopted a vegetarian diet on my birthday last year to sensitize people about the importance of healthy food in sustaining our environment.


I hope you all will watch and share the video, and take action to recharge our food habits, systems, and practices.

 

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8 Comments

  • Jasmine Karki says :
    Hey Ananya!!
    I do hope you are all good there..

    Thanks for such wonderful report!!

    Green cheers!!
    Regards,
    Jasmine karki

    Posted 09-02-2020 16:02

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hey Ananya,
    it' your mentor Lisa!

    I am really surprised because I actually watched that very same video that you have posted in the article! I loved it and thought it was very strong in its message. What a coincidence!
    I cannot agree more to you that having a sustainable diet is one of those priorities that should be managed. Also, what you did for your last birthday is amazing. I think it's really meaningful in that you showed people by yourself how we can pursue a more sustainable diet in our lives.

    Great story, great report!
    Keep working:)
    Posted 05-02-2020 21:55

Muhammad Fajhriyadi

  • Muhammad Fajhriyadi says :
    Hello ananya

    I hope you are in healthy condition

    Your information is very interesting because in this era some of people does not care about the healthy food but you can be a role model for them, Keep your spirit for your vegetarian diet.

    Regards
    Fajhriyadi
    Posted 05-02-2020 21:02

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Ananya

    I agree with you that some parts of our food system should be transformed. Your report well suggests the reasons for it. It's also really good that you yourself changed to healthy vegetarian foods and become the role model to the people around you. The video you recommended might be a good media source that will persuade people to eat healthy!

    Thank you for the great report.
    Posted 04-02-2020 14:57

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Ananya

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about sustainable table

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 03-02-2020 16:43

Alan Portocarrero

  • Alan Portocarrero says :
    Hi there,
    Ananya I hope you are ok
    The reflection about our bad habits of consumption is really great. I share the same point of view, people nowadays have to be more awareness of their high fat diet. Apart from it affects environment it also influences to get health problems.
    Regards,
    Alan
    Posted 02-02-2020 23:44

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Greetings Ananya!!
    I hope everything is going good.

    To ensure food security in coming days we must have wise consumption of food.
    Both overuse and wastage of food should be eliminated.

    Keep writing and shining.
    Hope to know more from you in upcoming days too.

    Warm regards,
    Meena

    GREEN CHEERS
    Posted 02-02-2020 17:45

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings ananya
    I hope you are doing well

    Yesz overconsumption and wastage has to come to an end

    Thank you so much for this great report
    I hope to read more from you
    Green cheers

    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 01-02-2020 13:12
    Posted 02-02-2020 14:34

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