Eating well is a blessing. But if our diet has a low carbon footprint, it’s a blessing for the planet too! According to a University of Oxford study released in 2018, food production accounts for a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions.1 One might think that this figure has little relevance for a small city like Hong Kong. Yet, a study looked at emissions from actual consumption of different populations found Hong Kong to be the seventh highest emitter per capita among 113 regions.2 Given the destruction caused by frequent extreme climate events, the Hong Kong public must do our part.
As a foodie's paradise, one of the easiest approaches to carbon reduction is the adoption of greener dietary habits. By following the guidelines below for every meal, you can readily help reduce carbon emissions for the planet.
Choose local organic produce
Don't think that organic means boring. MSIG has worked with local foodie KOLs to provide regular culinary tips on tasty and nutritious dishes, paired with appetizing images, to help everyone go low carbon and eat healthy.
Go for seasonal and fresh
Less meat, more greens -- healthy and low carbon