Why Diet for a Green Planet is needed

We are about 7 billion people on the globe - and we have 1.4 billion hectares of arable land to share. This means an average of 2000 square meters of arable land per person.

Food to make us feel heathy and consume only what the earth can produce in a sustainable way.

We are about 7 billion people on the planet – and we have 1.4 billion hectares of arable land to share. That means 2000 m2 of arable land on average per person. This would be enough to live well, by a good margin, if we combine eating according to the Diet for a Green Planet criteria with Ecological Regenerative Agriculture, a cultivation method that:

  • Promotes biodiversity both in and above soil,
  • Reduces negative environmental impact of the Baltic Sea and other waters
  • At the same time makes cultivation a positive factor for climate impact by binding carbon into the soil.

In addition to our 2000 m2 of arable land, we also have access to pastures, fishing water and forests. Ecosystems produce surpluses and if we only harvest the surpluses, we don’t hurt nature. Through good cultivation, good management of wildlife, grazing and aquaculture we increase nature’s ability to provide surpluses.

All this means that we could live both well and in harmony with nature. Unfortunately, we are not doing so today. We waste food partly by throwing it away, partly by feeding animals with produce that could be food for humans, and we often eat more than is healthy for us.

Through the food concept Diet for a Green Planet, we can change this and eat both healthier and more environmentally friendly.

Helena Nordlund
Project manager, MatLust
Phone: + 46 08 523 071 23
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Daniel Dworetsky
Kommunikationsansvarig
08-523 010 00 (vxl)
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Latest update: 10 December 2019
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Diet for a Green Planet is a concept by Södertälje kommun via the project MatLust
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