When buying your weekly shop, do you consider where your food has come from to reach your plate, and what damage food emissions are causing? If you don't consider the damage food emissions cause, then you aren't the only one.
As the world population increases it is feared that the production of food will become the main cause of climate change and environmental degradation. A UN report has said the greatest cause of greenhouse gas emissions is food production and the use of fossil fuels.
Food waste, it happens at every stage in the food chain - in fact, we're all guilty of it. As Next Generation Food has previously reported, estimates state that food wasted by Europe and the US could feed the world three times over.
Genetically modified food or GM food, to use the abbreviated term, isn't a subject that needs an introduction. Next Generation Food has already looked into whether genetically engineered food has benefits in the article 'Genetically engineered food: kill or cure?' and millions of websites and newspapers have dedicated pages and pages to the subject of whether GM foods should, or shouldn't be used.
Inexpensive and versatile, palm oilís popularity in the western world is legend. But can our conscience cope with the destruction its production causes?