Your grocery store decisions directly impact the environment. We have a lot of influence, and the decisions we take can lessen the pressure on the environment.
On half of the livable land in the globe, agriculture is practiced. Additionally, food is responsible for 25% of all greenhouse gas emissions and 70% of the world’s freshwater is utilized for agriculture. 78% of the eutrophication of rivers and oceans, which is the term for the contamination of water with nutrient-rich materials, is also a result of agriculture. Wildlife is impacted by agriculture as well; in fact, most of the 28,000 species of wildlife that are threatened with extinction are significantly impacted by agriculture.
Here is a closer look at this situation and what you can do.