Food sustainability

Save the Planet

Save the Planet

The health of our planet is in critical condition. However, there is a cure that requires an alliance between producers and consumers. The appeal came from the primary environmental sustainability experts gathered at WiGreen, the first international forum addressing the issue.
Antonio Ballarin Denti, from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Brescia, and Laura Airoldi, from that of Bologna, illustrated the most urgent needs in terms of sustainability, from climate change to the threats facing biodiversity in our oceans. Massimo Ianetta, head of the Sustainable Development and Innovation department of for the agriculture branch of Enea, suggested greater controls on farming and food production, which in Italy account for about 18% of greenhouse gas emissions.
Other factors with the highest impact are transport and domestic consumption, which are not easy to replace, explained Arnold Tukker, of Norwegian University, at the event. But aware citizens can make a difference through their choices, according to Alexandre Meybeck, chief of the FAO-UNEP programme. These were among the virtuous ideas presented for a brighter more sustainable tomorrow.