What we eat as well as the methods we choose to cook and harvest our food, affects our individual health and that of our planet. If we choose wisely, we can reduce less waste and help ourselves to have a better plant in the next few years. 

we need a better understanding of how people’s food choices affect local sustainability, health, and the environment.  By changing how we cook, we can contribute to the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Issues such as food sourcing, waste reduction and food preparation are areas all linked to food security and must be addressed in order to improve nutritional outcomes. 

In this video, you can see how our lifestyle can affect our environment. According to the Epicurious website, we can use some cooking hacks at home that will benefit the environment, whether it's using less water or shrinking your carbon footprint.

 

For instance:

  • Cooking uses water—why not boil your pasta with less than the usual amount, or even right in its sauce? (Seriously: you don't need that much water for pasta.)

  • The raising of cows for beef is lousy for the environment—why not substitute some mushrooms in that hamburger?

  • Food waste, of all things, is a driver of climate change—why not find a way to eat those kale stems rather than throw them out?

  • Electricity usage also leads to climate change—why not broil, rather than roast, to cut your energy usage by 60 percent?

 

Altogether, the series makes a case for what could be called sustainable home cooking. What, though, is sustainable home cooking—and as an individual action, can it possibly matter? The answer is yes. But it also depends on where you're looking.

There's not a whole lot of study explicitly tying what goes on in the home kitchen to, say, greenhouse gas emissions, and so in part a notion of sustainable home cooking will have to rely on some immeasurable idea of accumulation: if enough people go meatless on Mondays, for instance, that's bound to have some downstream effect. (Almost 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions come from the production of meat, dairy, and eggs.) BY SAM WORLEY. 

I believe that Sam Worley is right and we can start step by step in our own kitchen to make changes. These small changes may not affect us to spend more time or more money but just being conscious about our behavior can have a huge impact on our environment. We can prepare a list altogether from all the small changes that we can make in our kitchen and share this list with the other people. There is a famous quote "Sharing experiences rather than prescriptive advice is like giving someone the tools they need to problem solve on their own and become successful." Brandon Webb.

 

Below, you can see some interesting videos about sustainable cooking.