The Case for Part-Time Plant-Based
It’s likely no surprise that plant-based diets are better for the planet than carnivorous ones, as shifting food production from meat to vegan proteins could remove up to 16 years’ worth of global fossil fuel CO2 emissions (source). Vegan diets support animal rights and holistic health, too.
But despite the countless benefits of going plant-based, my guest this week argues that Ride-Or-Die veganism is impractical for many people. She argues, too, that shaming imperfect vegans does more harm than good.
This week, I interview fellow podcaster Laura Diez. Laura is on the show to describe what a part-time, plant-based diet looks like in real life; she makes a solid case as to why going part-time with your efforts may make sense for your meat-loving family, too.
Here’s a preview of this week’s episode:
[8:10] Why the planet doesn’t need 1 million perfect vegans, but 10 million imperfect ones, instead
[11:40] The inherent privilege associated with food choice
[17:15] Why a part-time plant-based diet is less about restriction and more about abundance
[22:00] Practical tips for transitioning a reluctant family to plants
Resources mentioned in the episode:
* Nikki Vegan
* The Edgy Veg
* Ecochic Podcast
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