Monday, July 17, 2006

Eating Green: Six Arguments for a Greener Diet

Six Arguments for a Greener Diet, released today by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, brings together several themes from the non-profit group's portfolio of consumer communication and public policy advocacy.

In it, the Center's Michael Jacobson summarizes the scientific case for a low-meat diet, on grounds of both environmental impact and public health: "Jacobson, who is not a vegetarian, says that the single most important dietary advice is to change your diet in a healthy vegetarian direction."

The accompanying website, Eating Green, offers interactive features for assessing your diet or touring the modern system of factory-based agriculture.

Jacobson and Nina Planck, farmers' market organizer and author of Real Food: What to Eat and Why, will be interviewed on National Public Radio's Diane Rehm Show this morning at 11:00 am.