The Climate Change Cook Book
Healthy Recipes for You & Your Planet
By Peter Taylor
Peter Taylor studied Nutritional Medicine under Dr L Plaskett and, while practising in the west of England, wrote two books. Overweight? Overtired? The solution and What’s in my Food? were both written in response to the grave concern Peter has regarding the physical pain and misery many of his clients suffered due to poor food choices.
Since that time, climate change has become the major challenge for humanity. Having read reports from The EAT-Lancet Commission and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) during 2019, it became clear to Peter that food production and consumption has an enormous impact on the health of people and their planet.
He found that making small adjustments to what we eat can collectively have a significant effect on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. It was this that persuaded Peter to create the concept for a book of recipes which can encourage those changes, alongside some stark facts from the reports to reinforce the need for more self-restraint in our food choices.
The global food production system is responsible for a quarter of the world\x27s total greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans. The food we waste accounts for 8 to 10% of those emissions, and we could feed an extra 2.4 billion people with everything that gets thrown away. Nearly 1 billion adults die from malnutrition or starvation each year, while around 670 million adults are obese. Food distribution is unbalanced and unfair.
This book is a guide to eating healthily for yourself as well as for the planet; it features over 60 recipes created by PJ Taste, a catering company who have always put sustainability at the heart of their business, which are designed to offer information and inspiration for finding a balance that benefits your body and its environment.
You will also find compelling facts and figures about global food production and plenty of ideas about how, by making small changes to your food choices, you can make a difference in the fight against the biggest challenge of our time: climate change.
Additional Information :
Published 2021 (Meze Publishing) - 160 pages - Hardback - Full Colour
ISBN: 9781910863671 - Rights: World