Ahead of Earth Hour 2012, WWF has launched an interactive website - Foodstory - that highlights some of the problems the world is facing when it comes to food sustainability and global hunger. These include:
Producing the meat and dairy we eat causes 30% of the loss of our natural world
30% of UK greenhouse gas emissions come from the food we eat
1.5 billion people worldwide eat too much while a billion people go hungry, which is quite ironic as enough food to feed the world and to create a healthy future for people and the planet
In the words of the WWF, 'If we want to keep our world brilliant we have to change how and what we eat.'
It is time to take action and call for the UK Government and its Food Ministers to develop a strategy to meet the challenge.
Earth Hour takes place at 8:30pm on Saturday 31st March 2012.