These 5 articles will help you eat better for your health and for the planet

Our top picks for anyone who wants to eat ethically, healthily and sustainably!

I love food.

I don't care if I'm growing it, cooking it or eating it: I adore everything to do with the stuff in the oven, on my plate and in my belly!

So here is a roundup of some of my favourite articles we've done recently about food. Here you will learn more about what to eat, what impact it has on the planet, and how to manage the leftovers.

"The overall message remains clear: globally we should eat less meat."

Not only would this have a significant impact on global carbon emissions, but would also be a low-cost method for reducing our collective carbon footprint.

If everybody hates wasting food, why do we do it (and how can we stop)?

Worldwide, one out of every three bites of food produced never makes it to our mouths. Some — especially in developing countries — is lost in harvesting, storage, transportation and so on. But in developed countries, a good chunk gets tossed out after it's in the consumer's hands.

Everything you need to know about plant-based proteins

This food group includes much more than meat, fish and poultry. Sources of protein also include eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds and legumes/beans.

What makes a restaurant "sustainable"? Put your favourite eatery to the test!

What does your local eatery do with their rubbish? Do they recycle? Do they toss food scraps out into the gutter? Food waste in particular is becoming an issue of increasing importance. In fact, Australians throw out 8 billion dollars worth of food every year.

How and why to wash your fruit and veg

Preparing and using food correctly not only means that you can have peace of mind that what's on your plate isn't making you sick, but also prevents excess food waste. Around 30% of food we buy is wasted at an estimated national cost of over $5 billion every year. Discarded food also produces methane as it rots in landfill, adding to the greenhouse gasses that speed up the process of global warming.

Hungry for more? Here are 6 tips for eating for the planet that reflect the link between your food and your carbon footprint

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