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Why sustainability hinges on food choices

Understanding humanity’s approach to food (including production, consumption, and waste) is essential to designing global sustainability, argues Alessandro Galli, Global Footprint Network Senior Scientist and Director of the Mediterranean Program, in an article recently published by esglobal, the latest iteration of what used to be the Spanish version of the famed journal Foreign Policy.

How most societies across the planet produce and consume food plays a major role in global ecological overshoot, as food contributes 26% of humanity’s Ecological Footprint. Food choices need to evolve, since sustainable food production alone will unlikely sustain current consumption practices from a growing worldwide population, Galli writes.

Read the full article in Spanish, “La sostenibilidad global depende de los alimentos”

Read the full article in  English, “Global Sustainability Transition Hinges on Food”