Eating green…sounds good. I have always been a big fan of changing and incorporating a defined structure to my diet. I am already a vegetarian, was a vegan for years, sustained myself on a raw diet for a hot second, and also lived on a macrobiotic diet, so I figure how hard can this green diet be?

I found some great tools to aide in establishing a greener diet in my life on cspinet.org. First, the Eating Green Calculator calculates how what you eat impacts the world, ecologically. Then, on this site, you can also discover how your diet scores on nutrition, the environment, and animal welfare. Lastly, you can take a tour of how food supply of non-organic food ends up at your house. It is super fun and education. :)

The website is promoting and selling a book, Six Arguments for a Greener Diet,


A diet based more on plant-based foods than meats and dairy can lead to extra years of healthy living. This very same diet reduces environmental damage and farm animal suffering. CSPI’s new Eating Green brings to bear the science on a greener diet and its impact on the environment.

Six Arguments for a Greener Diet. CSPI’s new book provides thoughtful advice to consumers and policymakers alike on moving to a plant-base diet.

Maybe I’ll pick up this book and see what it is all about.

Eat green!

-Cara

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