Tuesday, September 12, 5 – 6 PM CEST
Beans, peas, lentils, and other members of the legume family have a big part to play in the fight against climate change.
High in protein, legumes can help us to decrease meat consumption, reducing the impacts of climate change caused by industrial meat production. The IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land emphasises the importance of legumes in diets and food systems with lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Another plus is the fact that they limit the need for nitrogen fertilisers which can have a devastating affect on the planet. The roots of legumes have nodules that provide nitrogen fixation that can also be beneficial to other crops that they are planted with.
As well as providing the world’s growing population with healthy and nutritious food with a low environmental cost, legumes can be used as feed, fibers, and biofuels.
If you’re interested in learning more about the role legumes in the context of the climate crisis, you’re invited to take part in our upcoming online event on 12 September.