A plant-based diet is about much more than not harming animals

By Mat McDermott, Religion News Service
EarthBeat
May 1, 2021

Diet is a touchy subject. No one likes to be told what or what not to eat, especially if the recommendations run counter to culinary traditions and our taste buds. But in the spirit of Neil deGrasse Tyson, science doesn’t care about your palate or your culinary traditions. When it comes to what’s best for slowing climate change and preventing the next pandemic, there’s no getting around the benefits of a plant-based diet.

The cause of both crises, at least in part, is a dysfunctional relationship between humans and non-human animals — a relationship that centers on meat eating.

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