As the UK tries to reduce its carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050, it’s time to encourage people to look a little closer to home for ways to help reduce their own contribution. The largest source of carbon emissions from households in the UK is food and drink but there are changes we can make to help lower this. With some manufacturers now producing packaging for their products that detail the CO2e that has gone into making these, it can help people understand just how environmentally friendly their home-cooked meals are.
Viessmann took four of the UK’s most popular dishes and created carbon labels to show the carbon footprint behind the meals. These were based on meals that would feed four people and they then calculated how far you could travel as a way to compare the CO2 levels.
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In this day and age, veganism is on the rise. People are massively becoming aware of the effect of food on their health. Everyone chooses what they think their body needs the most, and we are all trying to avoid pointless fad diets and “lose weight fast” programs. We are starting to think long-term and focus on changing our lifestyle, rather than attempting to achieve fast results that won’t last long.
Even though plant-based diets have their origins in the past, veganism is gaining substantial popularity today. At the rate the vegan market is growing, it’s expected to be worth $24.3 billion by 2026.
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Although many of us are taking all proper precautions and recommendations to keep ourselves and our families safe in the midst of COVID-19, it’s important to watch out for other illnesses and nasty bugs out there that can still pose a risk to our health. For instance, recent studies have shown that foodborne outbreaks keep increasing year over year. A recent food cleanliness survey found that nearly 20 percent of people still don’t regularly wash their produce before consuming and nearly one in four Americans wash their refrigerator vegetable drawers every six months to a year!
Thanks to optimal temperatures, access to nutrients, high moisture, and zero UV rays, your refrigerator drawers make the perfect environment for bacteria growth. If you’re not sanitizing your drawers every one to two week, they can actually end up being up to 45 times dirtier than a public toilet seat — yikes! If you’d like to know what some of the dirtiest spots in your kitchen are and the best way to wash fruits and vegetables to avoid catching a nasty bug or a foodborne virus, be sure to check out the infographic below!
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According to the 2019 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, the use of supplementation in the US has reached an all-time high. The majority of citizens take dietary supplements, proving that the position of supplementation in today’s care for health and wellbeing is vital.
On the other hand, there is no denying that the concern for Mother Earth is more present than ever before, particularly among Millennials. So, how would you feel if we would tell you that, more often than not, supplements have a devastating impact on the planet?
In this article, we’ll elaborate on that claim and show you how to be a more conscious consumer.
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