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Sustainable Eating

Adding even one plant-based meal to your daily routine can make a positive impact on you and the planet. Whether you’re interested in reducing your overall meat consumption or are committed to vegetarianism or veganism, here’s how choosing to eat more plant foods fuels your body and protects the planet, one delicious bite at a time:

Our Planet: Plant-based eating helps the planet by significantly reducing the environmental impact associated with animal agriculture, which is a major contributor to deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, and water pollution. By choosing plant-based foods, individuals contribute to the conservation of natural resources, lower carbon footprints, and promote a more sustainable and eco-friendly food system.

Our Communities: Plant-based eating helps communities by promoting local agriculture, supporting farmers, and fostering a sustainable food system. It also improves public health, reducing the burden of diet-related diseases and creating a more resilient and connected community.

Your Self: Whole, minimally processed foods that are part of sustainable eating are rich in nutrients, promoting better health and well-being. When we choose better, we feel better. Plant-forward eating emphasizes whole, plant-derived foods that are often lower in saturated fats and cholesterol, contributing to heart health and fostering a balanced and vibrant lifestyle.

 Read the United Nations’ statement on Food and Climate Change: Healthy diets for a healthier planet.