“What we eat also affects the planet”

The relationship between what we eat and our health is more than established, but do we know how our diet affects the planet? Marifé Fariñas, Customer Care Lead at 11Onze, talks to us about how we are often unaware of the extent to which our diet affects the natural environment.


The social consensus towards respect for the environment and the use we make of natural resources has encouraged local shopping and neighbourhood commerce. Raising awareness of the importance of our eating habits in many social spheres and in nature also has an indirect impact on our health.

As Fariñas explains, “Eating local produce will help to maintain crops and prevent them from disappearing. As consumers, we need to be aware of the importance of food sustainability, and of the small gestures we can make in our daily lives.

Excessive consumption of meat and animal products, hitherto a feature of the diet of Western countries, is set to double as a large part of the population of countries such as China and India enter the meat market. Economic development leads to the increased purchasing power of the population, which often translates into a diet richer in animal products.

“The exponential growth of the world’s population, and changes in our dietary patterns, are increasing the greenhouse effect and the deforestation of Earth. He adds, “Increased CO₂ in the air affects the quality of crops. Mineral and protein concentrations are lower, and food is more vulnerable to extreme weather conditions.”

The current model is not sustainable, and the impact of individual decisions to change our eating habits goes far beyond our health. To find out more, watch the video below.

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  1. alicia Coiduras Charlesalicia Coiduras Charles says:


  2. Joan Santacruz CarlúsJoan Santacruz Carlús says:
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  4. Manuel Bullich BuenoManuel Bullich Bueno says:

    Haig de dir q d’ençà la pandèmia, vaig prendre molta més consciència de consumir productes de proximitat.
    I gràcies a un article q vau publicar uns dies enrere, ara utilitzo Natulim per rentar la roba.
    Gràcies per compartir tots aquesta info, xq es de molta utilitat.

    • Càrol RafalesCàrol Rafales says:

      És un plaer, Manuel! Un dels nostres objectius és aquest, posar tota la informació a les vostres mans.

      2 years ago
  5. Jordi MorenoJordi Moreno says:

    Si, totalment d’acord. Som el que menjem i és importantíssim fer-ho bé 👏👏👏👌 i a més a més afegiria que el que ara està en la mira de tots es la producció i distribució dels aliments, nosaltres sols podem influir amb bons hàbits de consum moltes gràcies pels consells! Ara a nivell colectiu tenim una feinada a fer en tots els àmbits a nivell productiu i de distribució.

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