It is a well-known fact that food manufacturing and what we choose to eat directly affect the planet. This is mostly due to the mass farming of meat, as well as the globalisation of the food industry. Both of these facts mean that a lot of foodstuffs may have travelled from other countries to get to us.
According to the EAT-Lancet Commission, published this year, a Mediterranean-type-diet “is what we should all be eating if we are concerned about our health and that of the planet”. Not only does the Mediterranean diet lower the incidence of heart disease, diabetes and cancer, but it also enables a more environmentally-friendly use of the land, thus reducing carbon emissions.
Therefore, if you would like to benefit the planet on a daily basis without necessarily getting involved in huge environmental campaigns and at the same time reap the benefits for your own health, you can simply start by eating like the Greeks.