Environmental Awareness: An impressive 80.3% of respondents were highly conscious of the environmental impact of their dietary choices.
Healthy vs. Unhealthy Diets: A majority, 75.2%, agreed that healthy dietary habits have a lower environmental impact than unhealthy ones.
Readiness for Change: A significant 79.8% acknowledged the need to modify their dietary habits, but 73.9% expressed difficulty in doing so.
Specific Habits: When asked about specific habits, there was a notable increase in the intention to change. For instance, people were more inclined to adopt healthier and more sustainable dietary guidelines or to explore the environmental impact of foods.
Barriers to Action: A key challenge emerged - many respondents believed that they were already acting sustainably. They did not see the need for significant changes in their current habits.
Information Confusion: Over 60.5% of those surveyed found information about the environmental impact of food to be confusing and contradictory.
The study underscores the need for informed action. While there is a strong consensus on the importance of dietary changes for the environment, a significant portion of the population perceives that they are already acting responsibly. This highlights the barriers to deep-seated change. However, the survey also reveals a willingness to embrace measures that support a transition to more sustainable eating patterns. This willingness suggests that educational initiatives and practical solutions can make a substantial difference.
As we move forward, it is essential to continue exploring innovative ways to encourage sustainable eating in Spain and around the world. By working together and making informed choices, we can all contribute to a more eco-friendly future.