Sustainability: Eating better for the climate: These five nations show how it can be done

Germans consume around 60 kilograms of meat per capita per year, half of which is pork.

Sustainability: Eating better for the climate: These five nations show how it can be done

Germans consume around 60 kilograms of meat per capita per year, half of which is pork. To achieve this, around 60 million pigs are slaughtered every year and almost six million tons of pork are produced. These are enormous numbers. Numbers that can also lead to problems. Meat consumption is a question of conscience in itself that consumers are increasingly asking themselves.

Of course, the most obvious thing to do is to avoid animal products such as meat and sausage. A study led by Chinese scientist Gang Liu from the Chinese Academy of Sciences looked at the meat supply throughout Germany. Anyone who would significantly reduce their meat consumption in this country could make a major contribution to climate protection. You don't have to go vegan straight away, but you would see effects if you eat the whole animal instead of just the precious parts like fillets. Read more about that here.

To be clear: There is no THE kitchen that is perfect for the environment. But in some countries people traditionally eat more sustainably than in others. Most are traditional cuisines that you can learn from for your personal diet. Eating well doesn't mean eating strange things or having to dig deep into your pockets. Here are five dishes from cuisines that are better for the climate.

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