We are more than 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:
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.
In four video clips (in English, they will soon be available in Swedish) we go through the concept, the implementation process and practical work in Södertälje municipality and the basic premises for Ecological Regenerative Agriculture.