If you’re interested in lowering your environmental footprint or connecting to your local ecosystem through the foods on your plate, you may be curious about a sustainable diet.
Although there’s a lot of talk about sustainability when it comes to food, there isn’t much discussion of what this concept means. People often think of sustainable diets as those that are plant-based or entirely organic, but sustainability is far more complex.
Environmental factors like greenhouse gas emissions and resource use are important. Yet, a truly sustainable diet doesn’t just mean shopping the vegan section at Whole Foods and calling it a day — it also takes into account labor, food access, and land management.
This article describes the basics of a sustainable diet, explains whether you ought to eat more plant foods, and offers a few diet tips.
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