"By mid-century, livestock production may have become unsustainable on three fronts: climate change, use of plant biomass and mobilization of reactive nitrogen. So say researchers from Dalhousie University, Canada, who propose that environmental legislation should rein in growth of the sector.
The team estimated that by 2050 the livestock sector may account for 72% of the suggested safe operating space for anthropogenic greenhouse-gas emissions, 88% for biomass appropriation and 294% for reactive nitrogen mobilization. The equivalent figures for the year 2000 were 52%, 72% and 117%.
Demand for livestock has been predicted to double by 2050 as populations rise and people in developing countries become richer and begin to eat more meat."


Eating a diet for climate change doesn't mean you have to become a stick-in-the-mud vegetarian who won't take a little piece of turkey at Christmas dinner at your mother's. In order to make a difference in global warming, we need a wave of change in eating patterns across populations, enough to affect agribusiness and shipping traffic. So, here I am, jumping in with both feet to help people stop hemming and hawing in the grocery aisles and get set up to be clear and consistent with lowering the environmental impact of what they eat by eating no meat on a day-to-day basis and very little dairy. The climate change diet begins with a classic breakfast.  


Oatmeal Porridge with raisins, honey and apples

Buttermilk pancakes with a fried egg on top


Cabbage soup
Peanut butter sandwich
Hot drink
1/2 cup fruit
1/2 cup plain yogurt

Squash Soup
Hummus sandwich
Hot drink
1/2 cup fruit
1/2 cup plain yogurt

Miso soup with kale and carrots
Egg salad sandwich
Hot drink
1/2 cup fruit
1/2 cup plain yogurt


Big batches to freeze in single servings:
1. Black bean soup with either polenta or quick baking powder biscuits
2. Pinto beans
    a) refried (mashed) served with salsa in corn tortillas
    b) served over rice with salsa
    Both ways can be garnished with a little grated cheddar cheese, or not.
3. Beet & Bean Stew - a kind of hearty beet borscht
4. Squash soup with hummus on bread or biscuits
5. Chili served with a dollop of kasha

Cook tonight in 45 minutes (2 or 3 servings) and have some leftovers

6. Black & Orange – black lentil stew and mashed rutabaga and sweet potatoes
7. Curried red lentils and veggies served on rice
8. Ratatouille, rice and lentils

Cook quickly tonight with one hour's notice

9. Falafel served either in pita with sprouts & yogurt or with quinoa or millet, gravy,  and veggies

Make ahead to share for summer picnics, pot lucks or to pack a cold supper.

9. Quinoa salad
Everyone likes this moist, yummy salad made with a fluffy ancient grain instead of rice. You can vary the cold veggies and nuts. Great to take to pot lucks.


Baking (Yes you can!)
1. Carrot or zucchini date loaf
2. Banana loaf
3. Fruit muffins
4. Apple Pie

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