Changing your diet for climate change

February 26, 2020
fruits and vegetables

 The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations says the world’s diet must change dramatically to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To meet this challenge, dietary changes must be combined with improved food production and reduced food waste.  

During Lent, the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy is promoting Meatless Mondays, encouraging everyone to reduce their meat consumption to benefit our environment. You can learn more about Meatless Mondays and access recipes here. As part of our commitment to environmental sustainability, Mercy Investment Services has worked with several sectors on the environmental impact of meat production. Mercy Investments is collaborating with FAIRR and Ceres to encourage fast-food retailers to analyze the risks of meat and dairy production and the impact on the environment. Mercy Investments is also part of a corporate engagement asking food and beverage companies including General Mills, Kraft Heinz, Kroger, and Nestle to develop an evidence-based approach to incorporate more plant-based protein options and reduce their reliance on animal proteins.