Thanks for including my photo in this reprint of an @EatonWorkshop press release.
As I mentioned when @FastCompany published a similar article, I have questions about how helpful this substitution is:
Since that time
- The author of the fast company article and I have corresponded about this piece:
Thank you! And yes, a focus on fossil fuels is probably more impactful than the one described in the article. Appreciate you taking a look and your work 😀
- The NutriRECS series of studies have come out, dramatically changing the landscape of nutrition research, especially in regards to meat consumption. See this post: Most important part of this week’s published nutritional guideline recommendations – personal preferences and values are respected
- I have calculated my own carbon footprint. As it shows, diet is a very small part of a person’s carbon footprint. I have also purchased carbon offsets to mitigate emissions. I recommend organizations like Eaton DC do the same, it’s fairly easy to do now.
What hasn’t changed
- There are still concerns (which I share) around replacing unprocessed/minimally processed food with ultra-processed, genetically engineered forms.
I’ve been asked to eat one of these food products while wearing a continuous glucose monitor to see how they impact blood sugar levels. I’ll consider it. If someone else has done this and can spare my metabolism, let me know.
- The recommendations made in the previous post are still the same
Add whole-food plant-based version of food to the menu during this trial and not an artificial, genetically engineered one.
Look at at energy use. Is Eaton Workshop reducing its carbon footprint by investing in non-fossil-fuel sources of energy (easy to do)? I’m about to write a post on how I did this for myself and my carbon footprint. It’s far more useful if large organizations do this too.
1201 K Street, NW. Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted EytanFrom a press release:”Eaton DC has announced their decision to go beef-free for the month of October 2019. The hotel has decided to make this change in response to the record-breaking fires destroying the Amazon rainforest and the eff