The Impact of Our Diet on the Planet

By: Shubir Kapoor The global food system, which spreads across production and post-farm activities such as processing and distribution is a key contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It’s a problem for which we don’t yet have viable technological solutions. A study conducted by the University of Oxford in 2018 revealed 13.7 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq)…

Eating meatless while “On the Go”

By: Sarah Wilson A recent article in these pages featured the Meatless Monday movement.  Meatless Monday is a global movement that encourages people to reduce meat in their diet for their health and the health of the planet.  Our region is filled with great local restaurants who can provide us with satisfying plant-based meals.  But what are your options when…

Food is Medicine for Ourselves and Our Planet

By: Dhruv Gupta* Water Usage per EPA; Burger water use per Wall Street Journal, Jan.11, 2008; We can heal ourselves and our planet through our food. I will expand in this post under three headings: Why should I care? What can I do? and How can I get myself motivated? Why should I care?  You can reduce major sources of global-warming emissions – animal-agriculture and the pharmaceutical…

Can your dinner tonight help save our planet?

By: Sarah Wilson Image Credit: Meatless Monday The choices we make every week and every day regarding the food we purchase and eat can have a direct impact on global warming.   Our diets are, in part, exacerbating the problem of climate change.  By shifting our diets toward plants and away from meat we can not only improve our health but…

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