From locally grown, organic food to pasture-raised meats and dairy, many of the products on co-op shelves are getting new attention thanks to research that indicates these food production methods are helping to slow global warming. This makes your local food co-op a tremendous community resource for anyone interested in building a more sustainable food system.
Estimates put food production—which includes agriculture, manufacturing, transportation and waste—as responsible for 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions, making food a major contributor to climate change. But research shows us that it doesn’t have to be this way, in fact, we have all the technology and knowledge we need to begin to reverse these trends.
We’ve put together some of the most inspiring research about potential food system solutions to climate change from Project Drawdown, an international coalition working to reverse climate change. Check out the climate benefits of some of your favorite co-op foods and learn more about how we can all work together to restore our climate, one meal at a time.