As lockdown is being loosened and we refill the social and economic1or is it economic and social vacuum, here’s some food for thought on going back to our (new?) normal routines and choices.
There is plenty of evidence that climate change is already affecting our food system. Imports of avocados, coffee and courgettes have already been squeezed, and UK farming has been battling with flooded fields and new pest problems.
WWF asked people to make a #PromiseForThePlanet, a pledge to make one change in their own lives to reduce their environmental footprint. The promises include becoming a flexitarian and reducing the amount of meat we eat, refusing plastic cutlery and carrying a reusable coffee cup. The promises have been chosen as examples of small behaviour changes people can make that collectively will have a big impact.
This report looks at the ecological value chain impact of four iconic, classic UK dishes: chicken tikka masala, fish and chips, ploughman’s lunch, and cawl, Wales’ famous lamb stew.