Abu Dhabi (Etihad)
A report published by the UN in 2021 showed that the food we eat represents 34% of global greenhouse gas emissions, while plant-based foods have the least impact on the climate with each feeding, which is why we increasingly consume less. of these foods in animal feed. Towards a healthier world and a higher level of ecological sustainability, including dairy products.
And Rainer Verman, Upfield’s general manager for the Middle East and North Africa, said that to mark changing culinary habits globally, the Michelin Guide has released a new green star to appreciate the efforts of leading restaurants in a sustainable direction. practices. On June 19, 2021, chef Claire Wells was awarded the Michelin Star, becoming the first French vegan chef to receive this honor.
He said the Arab world is witnessing continuous changes in food consumption habits, as a 2021 survey of young Arabs showed that around 56% of the region’s population, aged between 18 and 24, is ready to eat, boycotting brands that harm the environment. He noted that last year 57 vegetarian restaurants and 24 vegan restaurants received Michelin stars in recognition of their growing appetite for vegetarian food. A survey conducted by Forbes magazine found that 17 out of 22 participating restaurants that created all-vegetarian menus saw a 1,000% increase in sales at some of them and attracted more followers to social media platforms beyond the low price of food. .
Source: Al Ittihad
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