WBUR’s Barbara Moran published a three-week newsletter “Cooked: the search for sustainable eats,” after investigating how our food choices affect the environment. As a follow up to her newsletter, she has compiled a list of 10 takeaways on how to make food choices that are better for the environment. Among her suggestions:
- Eat less beef.
- Grass-fed beef has a higher carbon footprint than conventional beef, but it can be better for the planet in other ways.
- Vegan food-substitutes have lower environmental impacts than their real-life counterparts.
- A lot of the research showing the environmental superiority of vegan food substitutes was funded by companies that make vegan food substitutes.
- If you want to drink fake milk, drink whatever fake milk you want.
[See the remaining 5 takeaways.]