E3S Web Conf.
Volume 119, 2019Science and the Future 2 “Contradictions and Challenges”
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Published online||27 September 2019|
Su-Eatable Life Project: reducing carbon emissions and water use pressure through sustainable diet
Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation,
via Madre Teresa di Calcutta, 3/a,
2 Università Degli Studi Della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", DISTABIF, via Vivaldi 43, 81100 Caserta, Italy
3 Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, via Augusto Imperatore 16, 73100, Lecce, Italy
4 Università Degli Studi Della Tuscia, DIBAF, via Camillo de Lellis 4 01100 Viterbo, Italy
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The EU food chain is at present highly carbon and water intensive. A significant contribution to reducing carbon emissions and pressure on water resources resulting from overuse might come from the adoption of a more sustainable and healthier diet. While people are generally aware that the food they eat is an important factor affecting their health, however, the impact that food production and consumption has on the world's resources is less known. There is therefore a need to build methods and tools that create awareness among the population about the potential savings of the resources that sustainable and healthy diets can bring, and stimulate the population to adopt such diets. The EU project SU-EATABLE LIFE aims at i) developing guidelines that define a sustainable and healthy diet, ii) carrying out a wide range of initiatives aimed at increasing awareness and education on food-related issues by citizens/customers and iii) implementing an easy-to-use information system that enables citizens to adopt such a diet. The long-term objective is to contribute to reducing GHG emissions and achieving water savings in the EU via citizen education and active engagement.
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