I love food. I love potatoes and barbecue and sweets, just all types of deliciousness. And I certainly love meat. I really admire vegetarians/pescatarians/vegans and the other non-meat eaters, but it's just not me, which makes my quest to reduce my carbon "food-print" super difficult.
According the the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) food production, particularly meat, generates more greenhouse gases than transportation or industry. It has been calculated that by cutting our meat consumption in half we can prevent catastrophic climate change.
I don't eat meat everyday, and when I do I keep my portion within the recommended sizes (for my health more than any other reason), but I could be more conscious about my meat habit. That said I have decided to challenge myself with Meatless Mondays!
Mondays tend to be a difficult day for me to plan my meals and eat well so I figured it's the best place to start. Yesterday I made an amazing one-pot pasta, and it was just as comforting and easy as my usual meat-heavy dishes!