Can food pollute the environment?

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The more we consume, the more we draw from the earth's environment. The same is true of food. Let's look at that a little bit. 


1. Do you eat at home? Do you eat at the store?

Suppose everyone in our office or class took home about 500 carats. What happens then? Then the first thing the group does is put it in the fridge. If you love carrots, carrots will last for a day or two. If there is no one, the carrots are left in the fridge for a few days and then thrown away. Similarly, when we cook separately, the waste is more. We spend too much energy on it. We use electricity to cool the refrigerator in each house separately. We also use a lot of energy to cook in separate pots. So research has shown that food and energy can be used sparingly when preparing food in bulk. So despite the health risks of eating out, it is still good for the environment.  

 2. Eat or store fruit on the bottom 

Bats and squirrels eat the fruit trees in our garden when the time is right. If you buy mangoes, pomegranates, papayas, or other fruits grown in such a garden, you will not have to go far to get the fruits. Otherwise, if we fall in love with things like apples, grapes and oranges that come from distant lands, they come by air or ship and are stored in our country's cold storage, and they come into our hands through an environmentally unfriendly process.  

3. Eat nuts that ripen over time 

In the past, boys used to eat mangoes during the mango season in our villages. Cashews for cashew season. So are vegetables. Once upon a time when the water in the lake dried up, people dug lotus tubers and ate them. For a while, the leaves on the top of the lake were plucked and eaten. In that way there are crops that grow well from time to time. No matter how many seeds are brought in and planted, we find plenty of fruits, such as papaya, durian, and rhubarb, at one time. That way it is environmentally friendly to eat food that is relevant to the time. It has also been found that eating more and more fruits from time to time helps our body to absorb more sugar.  

4. Meat fish and processed meat 

Eating meat is a very rare thing in our country. We eat more because there are more fish. You have to have animals to make this meat. Eating grains and eating animals' food is a process that is harmful to the environment. When we saw the fertile grasslands of New Zealand turning blue and green, the chemicals added to those fertile grasslands added to the water in New Zealand and made the water green. Therefore, it is an eco-friendly approach to reduce our meat intake and focus on our regular diet of vegetables, fruits and whole grains.  

5. Packaging and Bags 

Supermarkets are now talking about eco-friendliness, but we used to buy a brinjal and give it a separate parcel. This polythene or paper or any other package is not something we eat. Covers often do not even rot. In the past, when we went to the market, we would pack everything and bring a bottle of coconut oil from home. If we were to drive to the supermarket today, we would kindly refuse our bags and put our luggage in a hard-to-carry luggage bag, which would save us at least ten to fifteen bags a week. 

 6. Reduce food waste 

Do we know how to make our stomachs share? If we were to clear a table at a party, we would find kilos of food that would be half-eaten and discarded. As a matter of habit, this food waste is bad for the environment. It may rot like garbage. But the chemicals and soil needed to produce that food have already been used up. Also, food and vegetables and fruits are wasted many times before they reach our home from the lame and go into our stomachs. By wasting this too, we are wasting the amount of carbon we expend on the earth, on the earth, on chemicals. 

 7. Are non-toxic vegetables eco-friendly? 

Before World War II, people thought that the world was developing with the largest cropland. But later technology was added to the cultivation and various chemical fertilizers and agrochemicals were introduced. Modern seeds came. They were able to cultivate in less space and in less time. If we simply think that the old varieties of paddy such as Ma paddy and Heena paddy that existed at that time should be kept in the paddy field for six months. During that time water and fertilizer are extracted from the paddy. But with the advent of modern paddy, it has now been possible to harvest in three and a half months. So encouraging farmers to cultivate without using any artificial means means that we encourage farmers to waste more land and more resources. So it is not an environmentally friendly idea to differentiate between highly toxic and non-toxic. 


The environment is not just the jungle. But the jungle is a special ecosystem. It is also important to protect. Residents of some cities now have to wear masks even when there is no corona because of the unpredictable air pollution. So before the side effects of such environmental destruction reach us, we need to think broadly about the environment and even be environmentally friendly by eating and drinking. Then we can feel that we are personally committed to the environment in the face of future environmental catastrophe.