What we eat affects the health of the planet. (© Paul Nicklen)
Our diets are — to put it bluntly — a problem for the planet.
About a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions can be traced to food in some way. So what you put on your plate actually matters a lot more than you think.
In the newest installment of the Climate Lab video series — produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox Media — Conservation International CEO M. Sanjayan illuminates the footprint of food.
As you may have guessed, the climate impacts of meat get plenty of attention — but it doesn’t mean we all have to go vegan.
The video debuts today on Vox; watch below or at youtube.com/vox.
It might just change the way you eat.
Bruno Vander Velde is CI’s editorial director.