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.