It is always fascinating how illogical Humanity can be with itself.
On the one hand, global food is accelerating climate change. Food waste, land use and GHG emissions, especially by animals (primarily red meat) contribute about 20% of global warming.
=> On this issue, we should therefore modify our diet to limit the impact.
On the other hand, nutritionists campaign against 1 / junk food and 2 / overweight in all its forms which is a risk factor for all populations.
=> On this issue, we should also change our diet to preserve our health.
Paradox : the two dietary modifications (one for the climate, the other for health) are the same !!! (with a few details) But we still do not change our diet.
Below, 2 food pyramids, one from Dr. Terry Grossman: American doctor specializing in aging and one from Harvard and the other from Harvard (this works with all pyramids).
For the record, the wide base of the pyramid indicates what we must eat in quantity to be healthy while the top peak of the pyramid indicates what we must limit.
On the other hand, the red arrows indicate the foods to avoid to save the Planet, the green ones to favor.
Each time, red meat appears to be harmful, while vegetables appear positive! What makes us in better shape protects the Planet… And yet, the paradox of our current diet persists: we eat what is bad for our health and for the Planet.
Meat abuse stems mainly from cultural and social elements but not from a real need of our body. We can change it.
Since red meat is one of the more expensive products, consuming less of it will save you money. You can then either reinvest in better quality food.
Let's kill the paradox and change our diet: less meat, more vegetables and of course healthy products.
By Marc Metziger
CSR expert in an international industrial group for 12 years, innovator in training technology