Your Shopping Choices and The Environment

Are you aware of the impact your shopping choices may have on the environment? Here’s a closer look at this issue.

Until relatively recently, most of the earth was wilderness, including grasslands, forests and deserts. Over the last few hundred years, however, as people have turned to agriculture to grow the food necessary to support human life, wild habitats have been replaced by farmland. It is no wonder that this is now happening as we are opening our minds more to what we are doing to the planet. Agriculture is incredibly important, that is why agriculture loans are popular amongst those who want to help keep the planet thriving and cater to humans as well as animals. Whilst we still may be a way off from the goal of providing concrete sustainability, it is essential that we do not give up, and that we find ways that we can benefit everyone on the planet. Individuals do have an impact, so change is important.

Livestock requires much more land than crops grown for human consumption. Pastures and farms that grow animal feed account for more than three quarters of all agricultural land, even though they produce less than 20% of the total calories consumed by people. Eating less meat and using plant-based alternatives could help reduce the number of livestock required to feed people throughout the world and lessen the impact on the environment.

Consumers can also make a difference and reduce the environmental impact of the food they consume with their shopping choices. To learn more about what you can do to help protect the environment, check out the accompanying resource.