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Plant Based Diet May Save 10 Years’ Emissions

September 17, 2020, Lucinda Munchy

Switching meat for plant protein foods such as lentils, beans, nuts and of course seeds could remove more than a decade of our carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere according to new research!

We are sure that many of you will have watched David Attenborough’s ‘Extinction’ programme and we have followed this up with news from Jane Clinton of the i newspaper. She states that in a study (published in the journal Nature Sustainability) scientists analysed and mapped food growing areas and agricultural land and it was found that by just scaling back on meat or dairy (not completely giving it up) we could remove between 9 to 16 years of global fossil fuel emissions.

So, the good news is that it isn’t all doom and gloom environmentally. We can do something about it. Incredible to think that eating seeds on your salad instead of chicken could help to regenerate biodiversity and vegetation regrowth!

Easy peasy to do, and our tasty, naturally roasted seeds can add even more punch to your plate. Try our delicious Roasted Cauliflower, Papaya & Red Onion Salad for a mid-week supper. Sprinkled generously with our mega omega or mild chilli seeds it gives you all the amazing benefits of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals, and the feeling that you’ve had a deliciously satisfying plate of food. The perfect salad topper!