EPISODE 206: Sustainable Eating for You & the Planet

Pop environmental wisdom teaches that a vegetarian diet is the most sustainable way of eating for the planet, but is this always true? What about in areas where crops are impossible to grow, but where grazing animals thrive? These are hot-button issues that require deep inquiry and have no simple answers.

On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, city slicker-turned-farmer, Diana Rodgers, shares her vision of a “return to nature” for a more sustainable and healthy planet.

Listen in to learn:

  • Why “sustainability” refers to you, the environment, and the planet
  • How eating a cow might be more ethical than eating kale
  • Why traditional vegetarian diets are often dairy and grain heavy, the worst for both you and the planet
  • Why soils needs animals and animals (like us) need soil
  • How food systems are inherently complex

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Diana is a “real food” Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner living on a working organic farm west of Boston. She’s an author and also the host of The Sustainable Dish Podcast and the mother of 2 kids. She speaks at universities and conferences internationally about nutrition and sustainability, social justice, animal welfare and food policy issues.

Diana is a staff writer for Paleo Magazine. She contributes regularly to several blogs and her work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Outside Magazine, and Mother Earth News.

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