Oceans, and even food choices, influence the health of the sea. Worldrise explains why

Sources of sea pollution also include the food production chain, responsible for greenhouse gas emissions. This is why following a sustainable diet, with a low environmental impact, also constitutes an important aid to the protection of the blue planet.

OUR sea faces immense challenges. Every day, the ocean is affected by overfishing, the waste we produce, and the chemicals that end up in our drains. Even simple washing in a washing machine contributes to water pollution. Not forgetting industrial spills, which arise from the production of daily consumer goods. It seems incredible, but every action we take has an impact on the sea.

This also applies to what we put on our plate. THE food systems current ones have a huge environmental impact. According to a study by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), more than a third of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions come from the food industry.

The power of conscious choices

We now know that change can and must start from our daily choices. Even adopt one sustainable food, that is to say choosing a diet with a low environmental impact and socially responsible. We thus contribute to food security and the health of present and future generations. In addition, it is a nutritionally correct diet that promotes physical well-being.

Like, how? Here's something directions to make the difference:

  • Choose plant-based products
  • Vary your diet as much as possible
  • Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day
  • Choose seasonal and local products
  • Limit the consumption of packaged foods
  • Increase your intake of whole grains and legumes
  • Reduce meat consumption and favor other sources of protein, such as legumes
  • Prefer organic products
  • Buy fish from sustainable retailers

Worldrise, an alliance for our seas

Fish are a vital resource for many people, but overfishing is emptying our seas and putting ecosystems at risk. For this reason, organizations like The rise of the world they are committed to a sustainable future in which the sea is protected and enhanced. One of the main projects is theAlliance Italy 30×30a network of associations and citizens created to promote the institution of Marine protected areasthe best tool we have to adequately protect at least 30% of our seas by 2030.

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Everything is fine a small gesture counts. Reducing waste, choosing sustainable food and supporting environmental protection initiatives are important steps to protecting our sea. Together we can make a difference for a better, slightly bluer future.

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