In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to the extremely intelligent Matthew Prescott about what to eat to save the world and the social and environmental issues associated with the current food production systems. There is a grave issue on planet earth and there is also a solution: food. We (as a society) have been trained to look away from the when our needs have a negative effect on the environment. This causes individuals to make up or repeat statements like “we will never run out of clean water” or “it takes more land to grow plants for humans than it does to raise cattle for food”.
So today we get to the bottom of these myths, allowing humans to have more intelligent and fact driven conversations about the state of our plant and the food on our plate. Our hope is this will allow the masses to make more informed decisions about what is on the end of their fork, knowing the impact it’s having on local and global levels. Please (press pause) and share this podcast on social media right now as this issue does not only affect you but your children and grandchildren.
Matthew Prescott is the author of Food Is the Solution: What to Eat to Save the World. He’s an advisor to the Good Food Institute, Senior Director of Food & Agriculture for The Humane Society of the United States, and a leading figure in the global movement to reform how we farm and eat. A sought-after speaker and thought leader, Prescott has spent over a decade and a half sharing his ideas with Ivy League universities, Fortune 500 companies, consumers, and more.
His work has helped lead to sweeping changes in the supply chains of hundreds of major food companies, impacted countless individuals’ diets, and has been covered extensively by the media: his work has been featured by CNN, in the pages of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Boston Globe, and countless more; he’s been published in FORTUNE, the Washington Post, Barron’s and others; and he was even once a guest on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. He lives in Texas with his wife, the writer Lara Prescott.
In this episode we discuss:
- Finding plant-based
- The water crisis
- Thinking of yourself first
- Are we really running out of water?
- Is eating fish really that bad?
- Voting with your dollar
- Land usage to create meat vs plants
- The three Rs
- How much trouble is our planet in?
- Actionable tips for helping the planet
- Matthew’s Message for the Masses
Links to things we mentioned:
Thank you to our sponsor, Le Grand Power of Plants – “Let Your Food Be Your Remedy”
Food Is The Solution: What To Eat To Save The World by Matthew Prescott
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