Climate Change & Our Food

Swachh India

Mar 3, 2022

The demand for food is a fundamental need to survive. But in fact the food sector represents 30% of global energy consumption and about 80% of greenhouse gas emissions globally. The way we produce & consume is taking a toll on our planet.

Climate and food systems are closely interrelated; any changes in the climate can directly affect the quality and availability of food. “Climate change is putting food safety at risk and action is needed to prepare the food system for the challenges ahead,” according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Climate change is expected to lower the nutritional value of staple foods by reducing their levels of macro and micro-nutrients. “Globally, 76 percent of the population facing severe food insecurity are also affected by extreme weather events. Over 80 percent of the world’s food-insecure live in degraded environments that keep getting hit by extreme weather events like storms, floods, and droughts, the WFP spokesperson added.”


The demand for food is so powerful, it’s the fundamental thing that people need to buy. The dark secret we are not aware of is that the food sector represents 30% of global energy consumption and about 80% of greenhouse gas emissions globally. The way we produce, consume, and also the food we waste annually takes a heavy toll on our planet and puts huge pressure on natural resources. The key to sustain is to learn how to adapt. Researchers are breeding climate-resistant crops — building DNA libraries and reviving old, wild strains — and working to ensure farmers financially against increasingly variable growing seasons.


By 2025, the aim is to source 100% of fishing and seafood from sustainable fishing or responsible farming and 100% of vegetables and potatoes through sustainable farming practices. Renewable technologies are now supplying many on-farm energy requirements, from water pumping to space heating. Increasingly, farmers and ranchers are selling energy (e.g., electricity generated from wind turbines, biofuels, and products from biomass). This is contributing towards greater energy security in this sector through the diversity of various energy options.


Enposs is with every farming technique to contribute its part in reducing energy consumption and carbon footprints, Force performs its being with renewable energy too.