- By Well and Good Magazine
Several high-protein plant foods give animal-based protein a run for its money.
How to make the healthiest, most ethical and sustainable food choices if you eat meat, dairy, and eggsBy Well and Good Magazine
The evidence is pretty overwhelming that one of the biggest things people can do for the environment (and their health) is cut back on animal foods. Beef production produces 13 times as many greenhouse gas emissions as vegetable proteins like beans and lentils, according to the Environmental Working Group. Two-thirds of all agricultural land is used for beef and dairy cows. Even eggs and milk create a greater carbon footprint than plant-based foods.