Modern food production and farming has a monumental part to play in the worsening climate crisis. But it also has the potential to reverse climate change, transform the health of our people and our planet. The Sustainable Food Trust has been shouting about this since 2011 and as a result have made strides towards creating a fairer, more sustainable food system.
Until recently, organic farming, regenerative agriculture and the concept of soil health were considered fairly ‘out-there’. But thanks in part to the Sustainable Food Trust, these ideas are gaining momentum. Through global education projects, campaigns and scientific reports, SFT have been able to promote positive practices such as the use of local abattoirs, restoring soil health and ‘true cost accounting’ which looks at the hidden costs (not just monetary costs) of food production.
Why we think they’re great
We’re really behind SFT’s belief that policymakers and businesses will be empowered to act when there is sufficient pressure from informed public opinion. That’s why they take a multi-pronged approach, not only targeting senior policymakers, but also working with consumer groups and individuals to influence the status quo.
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💨 Carbon Reduction
If we want to sustain life on this planet we need to cut our carbon emissions, while also dealing with the excess of carbon in our atmosphere already wreaking havoc on our climate. Science is leading the way in this field and there are some exciting innovations.
🐋 Marine Conservation
The ocean is a total powerhouse when it comes to regulating the Earth’s climate, yet human actions have wreaked havoc on marine ecosystems. In order to rebalance our planet, we must protect our oceans and revolutionise the way we fish, the world over.
🌲 Forest Conservation
Forests are home to 80% of terrestrial biodiversity and store vast quantities of carbon, but 75,000 acres are being destroyed every day by logging, poaching and agriculture.
🌞 Climate Resilience
Poverty and climate change are cruelly interlinked and this is especially true when you look at access to clean energy and water. Projects that champion clean energy solutions and which work to create climate-resilient communities are an integral part of the fight to save our planet.
🥕 Food & Agriculture
Food, agriculture and the climate crisis are inextricably linked. Fortunately there are sustainable food organisations and forward thinking farmers out there fighting for positive change. These are the people we need to get behind.
📚 Education & Advocacy
Don’t underestimate the power of a well informed public - this puts pressure on governments and businesses, and that drives change. These organisations are enabling systemic change among the mainstream by educating and challenging the status quo.
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