Become a “lessmeatatarian” and help the planet

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One thing we can easily do now to help ourselves and others is:  eat less meat and dairy. Meat (especially beef) and dairy farming generate a huge amount of greenhouse gas and are unsustainable.  Like food writer Mark Bittman, we should all become “lessmeatatarians,” and try going vegan daily until 6 pm (dinnertime).  Bittman discusses this and related topics on public radio here.

Mark Bittman: Conscious Eating

Food writer and home cooking guide Mark Bittman is a hero in many American kitchens. His “How to Cook Everything” has put a lot of meals on a lot of family tables.

Now, Bittman is taking up a bigger cause than dinner: The way Americans eat, he says, is killing themselves and the planet. Too much meat. Too much junk food. Too big a footprint.

Just a little change, he says — vegan ‘til 6pm, ‘til dinner — could save our waistlines, our health, and the planet.

This hour, On Point: A save-the-Earth manifesto — with recipes — from food maven Mark Bittman.

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3 Responses to “Become a “lessmeatatarian” and help the planet”

  1. kendra Says:

    I agree. I called it being a flexitarian, and I mentioned that term to my parents — they laughed at me. But its an actual term, here is a link to a book about it:

    http://www.amazon.com/Flexitarian-Table-Inspired-Vegetarians-inBetween/dp/0618658653/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1233711012&sr=8-2

    or how about compassionate carnivore? ok, now I am laughing a little bit…

  2. thinkingarthur Says:

    I agree as well. Wish I could think of a good name for it.

  3. Eating tortured sick contaminated animals « Happy-Well Health and Fitness Blog Says:

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