Food and the Environment



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In Scotland, we have year-round access to nutritious, affordable food, produced both at home and imported from around the world. Most of us can name foods that are part of a healthy diet, but which of those foods are also good for environmental health locally and globally?

Although we eat food every day, many of us in Scotland are not aware of where that food has come from, how it was grown or harvested, what resources were used in its production or what wastes were produced. Eating food has almost been sidelined to a 'refuelling activity', squeezed into hectic lives. This change in our food culture has been accompanied by increasing pressures on the environment and the systems that help to sustain food production.

“Before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world”.  Martin Luther King, 1967



  • Litter
  • Waste Minimisation
  • School Grounds
  • Biodiversity
  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Health and Well-being
  • Food and the Environment
  • Water
  • Sustaining our World