The Bad Vegan: Experiments in Plant-Based Eating

What if all the nutritional advice we’ve been told has been motivated more by politics than public health? What if the foods that we associate with living in a developed country and being a robust and strong people, are not only killing us but killing our planet? What if eating less meat could do as much for the environment than getting rid of your car?

Lately I’ve been a little preoccupied with questions of nutrition. In particular, I’ve been thinking about my levels of meat and dairy consumption.

Blogging for Oxfam about the impact of the meat industry on the environment, and reading lots of stuff from Michael Pollan and Mark Bittman about Western diets and the industrialised food chain have resulted in some interesting behavioural and culinary experiments in our household. These experiments constitute what my husband and I call ‘bad veganism.’

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