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The Diet-Climate Connection

Sunday, April 21st at 1pm on WUOT

What was the carbon footprint of your dinner last night? On this special from the Humankind, produced in association with GBH in Boston, we will learn that climate scientists increasingly focus on food production as a huge source of heat-trapping gases associated with global warming. We’ll discuss which foods have the lowest and highest environmental footprint, and why. Interestingly health experts recommend our diets emphasize many of the same foods that scientists regard as most climate-friendly. That’s the remarkable diet-climate connection.

We'll hear from young people and others who are responding. Includes a best-selling author, who in her twenties kicked open our understanding of this topic decades ago; the long-time Harvard nutrition dept chair; and voices of diners enjoying the fare at Veggie Galaxy restaurant.