The past 100 years have seen a radical change in the way we produce food in Ireland, with the intensification of agriculture meaning that the days of cows milked by hand and horse-ploughed fields are long gone. Today we find ourselves in a place where many argue Ireland has one of the most carbon-intensive agricultural systems in Europe due to heavy reliance on meat and dairy production. And though we now have a host of food choices on our supermarket shelves unimaginable just a few generations ago, this also means we often rely on food shipped or flown from thousands of miles away, all at a staggering environmental cost. So what does a sustainable future of food look like in Ireland? And could the principles of a sustainable diet recommended by scientists present an opportunity for Ireland to benefit both the environment and the economy?