Your choices at the grocery shop have an direct effect on the environment. We have a great deal of power, and the choices we make can improve the strain on our natural environment.
Agriculture is practiced on 50% of the world’s livable land. Additionally, 70% of the world’s freshwater is used for agriculture, and food accounts for 25% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture also is responsible for 78% of the freshwater and ocean eutrophication, a term that means polluting water with nutrient-rich substances. Agriculture has an effect on wildlife as well; in fact, agriculture has a major influence on the majority of the 28,000 species of wildlife threatened with extinction.
Here’s a closer look at this issue and what you can do at the grocery store to help lessen your impact: