These authors look past sustainability to embrace eating as a way to world peace. Their ideas include more mindfulness and more plants. Eating is personal, public, and political, they say.
Our current climate change crisis calls for this type of bold, inspiring and transformative action. The book Drawdown, The Most Comprehensive Plan to Reverse Global Warming, put out by Project Drawdown, explains, maps, measures and models solutions that are already in place. Eight of the top 25 actions to achieve this reversal involve food.
Each one of us can rethink the food we are producing, eating and wasting. And we can call for more government and industry action to support sustainable food systems. The World Peace Diet offers one way. This diet encourages mindful eating. Advocates say that many animal-based eaters become so largely because of cultural, social and familial pressures. They argue that it is not necessary to carry on these unexamined and outmoded traditions.
Examining what we eat and why in light of our goals for peace and sustainability elevates the talk in our head, and puts our worries about body size in perspective.