What is a sustainable diet for people and the environment? Salwa Khan explores this question with Senior Food and Agriculture Policy Specialist at the Center for Biological Diversity Mark Rifkin.

Compared to meat-based diets, plant-based diets are significantly less harmful to the environment in terms of greenhouse gases produced, and air, soil and water pollution, and use far fewer natural resources such as soil and water. With the world’s population growing every day, there is simply no way our planet can sustain an increased demand for meat.

Plant-based diets are also far healthier, considering the many diet-related diseases prevalent in the United States.

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