Smart Nutrition, with Monica Reinagel: Is Your Diet Earth-Friendly? | WYPR

Smart Nutrition, with Monica Reinagel: Is Your Diet Earth-Friendly?

Jan 24, 2019

Plant-based burgers - a meatless option for carnivores?
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In a recent report in the respected British medical journal, The Lancet, scientists who study nutrition and food policy took on a heady and ambitious task.  They sought to make recommendations about what people should eat to improve their health AND to do it in a way that enables us to provide enough food for the world’s projected 10 billion people by 2050, and in a way that protects and sustains the environment.  It’s a complicated Rubik’s cube that places itself smack dab in the middle of the meat versus plant-based camps, and it exposes the tension that sometimes arises between health concerns for individuals and concern for the broader health of the planet.

Here on Midday, when we need to tackle the complex problems around nutrition and health, we turn to the Nutrition Diva, Monica Reinagel.

Monica is an author and a licensed nutritionist who blogs at NutritionOverEasy.com.