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Healthline: What Does a Sustainable Diet Look Like? Here’s What the Science Says

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.


To continue reading visit the Healthline website.