NPR Morning Edition “New Dietary Guidelines Will Not Include Sustainability Goal”
Man, this is a bummer. If our dietary guidelines are simply aimed at maximizing our bodily health but not the long-term health of our civilization and the planet upon which we depend, what’s the point of these guidelines?
I love how the meat industry quibbles with numbers on this one. As if doing a more fine-grained quantification of impact-per-nutrient would radically change the fact that animal food products are unsustainable! Attention environmentally-conscious graduate students! Here’s a really easy project with the potential to impact sustainability policy: compare plant- and animal-based food on a nutrient-for-nutrient basis (rather than pound-for-pound) in terms of impact per nutrient delivered. That should put an end to the quibbling!A Minor Post, Biodiversity Loss, Climate Change, Food, Freshwater Ecosystems, Habitat Destruction, Habitat Fragmentation, Marine Ecosystems, Pollution, Public Policy, Radio & Podcasts, Sustainability, Sustainable Agriculture, Terrestrial, Vegetarianism