Changing our way of eating is the best opportunity we have to save this beautiful home of ours, and finally the mainstream media is catching on.
This article from CNN sites the science behind why animal product consumtion is so harmful to the environment and even offers a 3-day “Flexitarian Jumpstart” for anyone looking to explore a more plant-focused diet.
It’s safe to say that coverage of this nature is a sign that the plant-based movement is set to reach a whole new type of audience in 2019!
“If the whole world, which continues to grow, eats more like us, the impacts are staggering, and the planet simply can’t withstand it,” said Sharon Palmer, a registered dietitian nutritionist and plant-based food and sustainability expert in Los Angeles who was not involved in the new research.
Sustaining a healthier planet will require halving the amount of food loss and waste, and improving farming practices and technologies. But it will also require a shift toward more plant-based diets, according to Springmann.
As Palmer noted, “research consistently shows that drastically reducing animal food intake and mostly eating plant foods is one of the most powerful things you can do to reduce your impact on the planet over your lifetime, in terms of energy required, land used, greenhouse gas emissions, water used and pollutants produced.”