The United Nations has called it;
“It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food.”
“…Right now, our soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded. Climate change is putting even more pressure on the resources we depend on, increasing risks associated with disasters such as droughts and floods. Many rural women and men can no longer make ends meet on their land, forcing them to migrate to cities in search of opportunities.”[i]
These statements ring true all over the world, including Australia.
Agriculture is Australia’s most extensive form of land use, occupying 60% of our total land area (cities and towns take up less than 1%).[ii] So it’s understandable that if we don’t change our farming practices to be more environmentally-friendly, we could be in a world of hurt.
Already we’re seeing people and places suffer because of our food system. But it’s not all doom and gloom. It’s not too late to make it right. Our individual choices – what we choose to eat and where we choose to shop – can make a world of difference. We can be #grexy.
Read more about how we can create a food system that’s fair, humane, healthy and good for the environment.