The food we eat has a huge impact on the environment. At every stage – from production, to processing, to transporting – our food consumes resources, and produces planet-warming greenhouse gases (GHG). Hence our food system is inextricably linked to the climate; while it contributes to climate change, climate change also threatens food production and security.
With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting global supply chains and posing a threat to food security, Singapore is ramping up towards its ‘30 by 30’ goal – to achieve 30% of the country’s nutritional needs with locally produced food by 2030. Every individual has a role to play in contributing to this national ambition.
By making small changes, we can collectively reduce our carbon footprint from food and the resources needed for food production.
Read more about the environmental impact of our food in Singapore in this report.
In Singapore, the amount of food waste has grown by around 20% over the last 10 years. In 2019 alone, Singapore generated around 744 million kilograms of food waste – equivalent to 51,000 double decker buses. To conserve resources and minimise contribution to landfills, it is important to avoid food wastage and excess food production.
Local produce travels a shorter distance to reach consumers, hence translating to a lower carbon footprint from farm to table. Buying local produce can also help support Singapore’s “30 by 30” goal and create demand for locally produced food items.
Switching to alternative proteins, such as plant-based meat or cultured meat, can reduce the emission of greenhouse gases by almost 10 times as compared to beef. With increased awareness of the impact that meat has on our planet, we can make a difference by choosing more sustainable proteins.
From 13 March to 21 March 2021, expect live cooking demonstrations, educational talks, hands-on workshops and more! Sign up and participate with family and friends to hear from experts, well-known chefs and personalities on growing your own food, reducing food waste and cooking delicious plant-based meals that are healthy for you and the planet.
All sessions are free. Registration is required for selected sessions and 'seats' are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Missed a session or looking for a recipe? Watch it here
Come meet some of Singapore's reowned guest chefs, personalities and expert speakers as they bring us along on an enriching and impactful time of learning!
Look forward to savouring delicious, healthy and sustainable dishes as #ARecipeForChange partners a range of F&B establishments to bring you customer favourites and seasonal specials with a sustainable take in the month of March.
Enjoy discounted prices on selected dishes featuring ‘food waste’, local produce and alternative proteins in conjunction with the #ARecipeForChange campaign. Bon appétit!
Show us how you are doing your part to avoid food waste, buy local produce and choose alternative proteins in the Instagram video cooking competition running from 1 to 31 March 2021! Stand to win a SGD 500 meal at laut, a restaurant and bar concept focused on Southeast Asian cultures, heritage and ingredients.
This March, enjoy discounts on local produce and alternative proteins from RedMart by Lazada. Collect the in-app coupon and enjoy S$5 off with a minimum spend of S$20 for items found on the #ARecipeForChange campaign page. Start cooking with more sustainable ingredients today!
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