Cooks can make an important impact to relieving pressure on climate, not only when procuring new kitchen equipment, but also in their everyday work.
By Dieter Mailänder, mailänder marketing
A green kitchen? Do cooks have to rescue the world now? Isn’t it going too far if, for instance, a cook, who prepares meals for 400 people, is also expected to pay attention to food waste, low-waste water pollution, the conservation of energy and other resources, and the lowest possible emissions? Haven’t high-ranking personalities told us that climate change is supposed to be a hoax peddled by Chinese economic saboteurs, who want to make trouble for other countries and weaken their economies as a result?
Of course, cooks cannot rescue the world. But, together with other professions, they can make an important contribution in addressing climate change. No one who has dealt with the changes in climate can objectively dispute that the glaciers in Greenland, the Antarctic, the Peruvian Andes or the Alps are melting and with increasing speed. As a result, the water levels of seas, rivers and lakes, which are causing more and more floods, are rising. Due to the warming of the Antarctic, the maritime ecological system is becoming more turbulent. Other effects are that wine will be cultivated on a larger scale in Southern Scandinavia (one of the few positive effects) in the foreseeable future, while weather disasters will increasingly result in much more damage. Munich Re, one of the worldwide l...