You might have noticed from the barrage of news reports on extreme weather events, sea level rise, and the melting Antarctic, that our environment here on earth is changing. It’s getting hotter out there, and Mother Earth is fighting back! Now what do we do? The good news in this temperature turmoil is that you play a significant role in this warming trend, with your own personal habits. That’s because your diet is the nexus between health and environment. Paying attention to it gives you the most powerful tool to spare the worst effects of both climate change and your health. Your job is to simply to eat lower on the food chain, choosing whole plant food sources of protein and nutrients over animal foods. Animals are inefficient at converting their food to human food. They eat more than they produce, and require a whole lot of energy, water, land and resources to convert feed to what humans call food. According to recent research, producing a single kilogram (kg) of meat, (that’s 2.2 pounds), chickens require 3.3kg of feed – we’re feeding them more than three times the food for what they produce. Pigs need 6.4kg, and  beef demands up to 25kg. These ratios just account for their...