TORONTO — Author Anna Lappé is spreading the word about the effect the world’s food system is having on the planet in her new book, Diet for a Hot Planet, due on shelves in early April.
According to the book, our food system is responsible for 33 per cent of global warming. The author sat down to talk to a Toronto Star reporter about the staggering stat and what needs to be done in the future. “We need to rebuild regional food infrastructures that used to exist. It’s not rational to have food grown on the coast of Chile to feed fish farmed off Washington state, which are then processed and frozen in China and shipped to New York,” Lappé says in the eye-opening Q&A.
For the complete Star report, explaining how greenhouse gases like methane are being dispelled at some factory farms, click here.