Just before Christmas the NZ Government announced they would be supporting the COP15 Global Biodiversity Targets. Biodiversity loss in Aotearoa New Zealand is caused by our land and ocean use decisions.
For example we have less than 10% of our original wetlands left and 90% of our seabirds are threatened. The decisions we make about the food we eat have a huge impact on te taiao or our natural world, including our own health as a species within it.
For this reason we’re supporting efforts in the UK towards a Food Diversity Day. This is being led by BBC food reporter Dan Saladino.
You can follow along on Instagram: @eating2extinct or visit www.fooddiversityday.com for ways to help celebrate and save food diversity.
The Kaitaki, our next-generation food leaders have considered the importance of diversity in everything from our soil microbes, our gut microbiome, our seeds, our wild kai and our cultivated foods. We hope you enjoy these stories.
We’ll be continuing our biodiversity theme throughout the year, come at us if this is something you want to contribute to as well. Together we can imagine and realise a healthy, diverse and thriving food system.
Ngā mihi o te rā o kai rerenga rauropu (Happy Food Diversity Day).
Angela Clifford, CE Eat New Zealand.
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