Parent Earth Expert Anna Lappé reveals in “Diet for a Hot Planet,” that we must be conscious of what we eat – not only for our own health, but for the health of the planet. When it comes to climate change, junk food may prove even more destructive than S.U.V.s. As we grapple with global warming, we will face increasing controversies over which industries are most responsible for the greenhouse gases of most concern and which actions and policies will help us mitigate the crisis.
Lappé states that as much as one third of all greenhouse gases are a direct result of our food system. Most of us don’t think about our lunch when we think about global warming. In her book, Anna plunges into the heart of this era’s newest food fight with a simple message: if we are serious about addressing climate change, we have to talk about food.