Saturday, December 23, 2023

Another possibility for reducing food insecurity

The Mediterranean Diet
watercolour, crayon and computer
©2023 Charlene Brown

The increasingly-drastic impacts of climate change are already showing up in very different ways ranging from floods and rising water levels to droughts and wildfire.  What is common to all these conditions is the increased likelihood of food insecurity. 

Like the ‘adventures in agriculture’ I wrote about, the food required for a ‘Mediterranean diet’ can be produced by more sustainable farming methods than other more meat-intensive diets, thus mitigating food insecurity. 

In addition to its more widely-known reputation as a healthy diet for individuals, the Mediterranean diet has been shown to have a lower environmental impact (smaller per capita carbon and water footprints) making it healthier for the planet.