In the time it takes to say ‘deforestation’, another chunk of forest the size of a football pitch is destroyed. That’s every two seconds, every single day.
And the leading cause of this deforestation is food production: including the food we eat right here in the UK. Too often it’s causing deforestation and making the climate crisis worse.
So it’s time to act. We need to fight for our forests.
1. Change the system
While we can all do our best to eat more sustainably, too often there’s simply no way of knowing where deforestation might be hiding in our food. That’s why we need to fix the food system for good.
Help us send Government a clear sign that we want deforestation #OffOurPlates
3. Spread the word
The truth is, most people simply don’t realise that the food we eat can be causing deforestation. If we’re going to change things, first of all we need everyone to know about the problem.
So share our videos, talk to your family and friends and make sure everyone knows about the issue and what we stand to lose.
4. Eat sustainably
The planet is in peril, and it’s clear that we cannot restore it without transforming our food system.
While we ultimately need the UK Government to end deforestation in our food, there’s lots we can all do right now to ease the pressure on our food system and try our best to eat more sustainably.
5. Join the movement
With the help of our supporters we’re fighting for our forests – from our work on the ground to protect and restore one trillion trees around the world, to campaigning to fix our unsustainable food system so that everyone can eat without destroying our planet.
Join WWF to be part of a growing movement of people around the world who want their voice to be heard.