Environment and climate

Environment and climate

Food burdens the climate through energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, methane and nitrous oxide). Moreover, production requires a large part of the available land and water. The production of food inextricably entails environmental problems, such as manure surpluses and overfishing.
In total, about a third (20-35%) of all climate impact is caused by the production and consumption of food.

The extent to which food contributes to climate change differs per product. For adults, more than half of this comes from eating meat and dairy. Therefore, here at KAFA, we do our part to keep the environment in balance by paying attention to our footprint.

Climate change, loss of biodiversity and disruption of the nitrogen cycle are pushing the ecological boundaries of the earth. These 3 environmental aspects, just like the cycles of phosphorus and water, are directly linked to the production of food.

By eating more sustainably, the ecological capacity of the earth increases, and by choosing more sustainably we exhaust the available resources less quickly.

Nutritional advice
We aim to have less impact on the environment. Foods with a lower climate impact often go hand in hand with a healthy diet with more sustainable choices within food groups, or both lead to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, all our menu offerings are in line with such practices, so you can rest assured eating here with us at KAFA in downtown San Diego.

In general:

-Eat less meat: choose legumes and nuts more often or vegateranean in general
-Waste as little food as possible: buy and cook to size
-Eat in moderation, and not too many snacks and sweets
-Drink mostly water, tea and coffee
-Eat enough dairy and cheese, but not more than necessary
-Choose seasonal products and look at origin
-Choose top quality brands, like us KAFA.