By Sara Axelrod, Illustrated by Gavin Roarke. This article originally appeared in our Spring 2016 Issue.
CLIMATARIAN (n.)—A person whose primary diet goal is to reverse climate change. This includes eating locally produced food (to reduce energy spent in transportation), choosing pork and poultry instead of beef and lamb (to limit gas emissions) and using every part of each ingredient (apple cores, cheese rinds, etc.) to limit food waste.
Flexitarians, pescetarians, vegetarians, vegans, paleos and omnivores—make room. 2015 was the year that eating to help prevent climate change got a name: climatarian.
Late last year, The New York Times coined the term “climatarian” to describe a socially conscious diet that would lower environmental impact. However, in the world of organic, local, GMO-free, antibiotic-free, eating a healthy and sustainable diet seems dauntingly complex.
As I peruse the farm markets and grocery aisles, I wondered: “How do we know what the best … Read More