Feeding Tomorrow: A Journey into Sustainable Nutrition for Personal and Planetary Health

Natasha R Marak *

Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Community Science, Central Agricultural University, Tura, Meghalaya, India.

Arya Parashar

Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Community Science, Central Agricultural University, Tura, Meghalaya, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

In a time when the relationship between one’s own health and the health of the planet is more intertwined than ever, the idea of sustainable nutrition appears as a tenet for promoting both planetary and individual balance. This article explores the complex connection between our diet and physical health, highlighting the significant influence our food choices have on the environment. Fundamentally, sustainable nutrition promotes an intentional eating style that goes beyond individual health restrictions. It invites people to think about how their food choices may affect the environment more broadly. Given that eating habits have a significant impact on ecological footprints, the article promotes a switch to plant-based diets, stressing the sustainable production of a variety of crops that support biodiversity and reduce the strain on natural resources. It examines the damage that modern industrialized agriculture causes to the environment and emphasizes the need of using organic and regenerative farming techniques. It also promotes lowering carbon footprints by consuming seasonal, local produce, which has positive effects on the environment and the economy. The article addresses the issue of global food waste and suggests composting, careful meal planning, and backing initiatives to reduce food waste in order to reduce landfill methane emissions.

The present review employs a methodology that includes a thorough literature review and an objective evaluation of studies conducted in an area of sustainable development. It also aims to identify trends, challenges, and potential directions for future exploration. To sum up, it aims to shed light on the mutually beneficial relationship between individual and global health. This article aims to inspire a collective commitment to nourishing not only our bodies but also the Earth we call our home, by encouraging mindfulness in dietary choices, advocating for sustainable food systems, and promoting education. As we embark on this journey towards sustainable nutrition, we lay the foundation for a healthier, more resilient future for both ourselves and the planet.

Keywords: Sustainable nutrition, planetary health, food waste


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Marak, N. R., & Parashar, A. (2024). Feeding Tomorrow: A Journey into Sustainable Nutrition for Personal and Planetary Health. European Journal of Nutrition & Food Safety, 16(4), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.9734/ejnfs/2024/v16i41403

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