What we eat and consume has an impact on the environment. You don’t have to be vegan to do something about climate change. But schnitzel or steak every day is also wrong. Five nations show how to consume food sustainably.

Germans consume around 60 kilograms of meat per capita and year, half of which is pork. Around 60 million pigs are slaughtered every year and almost six million tons of pork are produced for this purpose. Those are enormous numbers. Numbers that can also lead to problems. Meat consumption is a question of conscience in itself that consumers are asking themselves more and more often.

Of course, the most obvious thing to do is to avoid animal products such as meat and sausages. A new study by the Chinese scientist Gang Liu from the Chinese Academy of Sciences looked at the meat supply throughout Germany. Anyone who would significantly reduce their meat consumption in this country could make a major contribution to climate protection. You don’t have to become vegan right away, but there would already be effects if you eat the whole animal instead of just fine parts such as fillets. Read more about this here.

Make a contribution to the environment

To get straight to the point: there is no such thing as THE kitchen that is perfect for the environment. But some countries traditionally eat more sustainably than others. Most are traditional cuisines to learn from for your personal diet. Eating well doesn’t mean eating strange things or having to dig deep into your pockets. Here are five dishes from kitchens that are better for the climate.