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Nutrition

The second biggest category in terms of resource use is the need for nutrition. Agricultural products such as crops and livestock require 21.8 billion tonnes yearly. Food products have short lifecycles in our economy, being consumed quickly after production.

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🍎 Clean cooking stoves

Replace traditional polluting stoves with clean ones Saving: 0.97 Gt emissions and 0.41 Gt material use

🍎 Healthy diet

Consume mostly plant-based diets: Eliminate or decrease purchases of certain product categories by households as a consequence of a share of the population refusing or reducing consumption of animal-based food products. The population is divided into segments (ks) and their purchases of food products change based on diet scenarios. Three main diets are identified: vegan (no animal-based food), vegetarian (no meat-based food), and Mediterranean (less meat-based food for fish and vegetables). Consume more balanced diets: decrease purchases of food product categories by households as a consequence of all (or a part of) population reducing overall calorific intake Eat less sugary foods and beverages Eat less processed foods Saving: 1.32 Gt emissions and 0.42 Gt material use

🍎 Reduce excess consumption

Replace animal feed with agricultural or food waste Less packaging on food products Food sufficiency (keep caloric supply per person to 2,700 a day) Decrease purchases of food product categories by households as a consequence of all (or a part of) population reducing overall caloric intake Saving: 2.07 Gt emissions and 3.40 Gt material use

🍎 Sustainable food production

Organic food, seasonal & fresh food Eliminate the need for chemical fertilisers and pesticide Regional-local food Produce your own food Sustainable biomass certifications Shift towards locally produced food in the hospitality sector with a policy focus on national food self-sufficiency. Saving: 2.07 Gt emissions and 3.40 Gt material use

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