As I wrote last week, at least 51% of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions come from livestock production. Therefore, one of the best things… I mean, probably the best thing you can do for the environment if you’re ready to take on this ‘challenge’ is go vegan. To help you along, a new writer over on Eat Drink Better, Tanya Sitton, has a tremendous guide on “vegan cooking for beginners.” Here’s the intro:
There is an indisputable trend sweeping America’s refrigerators and grocery carts, making animal agribusiness folks uneasy and ecovoresoptimistic. For a growing number of food consumers, beef (or pork or chicken or fish, for that matter) is no longer “what’s for dinner.”
Whether for reasons of health, environment, or ethics, people in the United States are eating less meat. Recent food documentaries and books such as Forks Over Knives, Food Inc., and Eating Animals have increased consumer awareness about the health benefits of a plant-based diet and about the ugly realities of industrial meat production; consumption trends have shifted accordingly. Vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, or simply veg-curious, more people than ever before are interested in plant-based cooking.
For the full post, click on over to Eat Drink Better.
Tofu & veggies image via flavorrelish