EPISODE 259: Reducetarian: Save the Planet with Your Food Choices

Everyone is familiar with vegetarians, vegans, and macrobiotics… but what about reducetarians? This new movement focuses less on hard-line extremes, and instead, encourages any and all steps toward a healthier, happier, and more compassionate diet. As we always emphasize at YOGABODY, balance is always the goal, and it’s also the most elusive. On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, you’ll meet the founder of this reductionist approach to eating, Brian Kateman.

Listen in to learn:

  • Why hard-line diets are not necessarily the right choice for everyone
  • How to think about food systems holistically in terms of personal health and environmental health
  • Why factory farms are responsible for 15% of greenhouse gases, 10x the amount of water as plant-based alternatives
  • How Average Americans eat 270 lbs of meat per year
  • Why “clean meat” or lab-grown meats could be the future of foods

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ABOUT OUR GUEST

Brian Kateman is cofounder and president of the Reducetarian Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing meat consumption in order to create a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world.

Brian is the editor of The Reducetarian Solution: How the Surprisingly Simple Act of Reducing the Amount of Meat in Your Diet Can Transform Your Health and the Planet. He has appeared in dozens of media outlets including The Washington Post, Vox, The Huffington Post, National Geographic, The Atlantic, Forbes, Fast Company, Salon, The Los Angeles Times, Fox News, NPR and The Daily Mail. He is an instructor in the Executive Education Program at the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability at Columbia University.

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