Eat food, not too much, mostly plants

Eat food, not too much, mostly plants. – Michael Pollan

I love this line from American author and professor Michael Pollan. It distills so simply some key principles of eating sustainably and healthily; namely:

  • eating (food is awesome, valuable and powerful! Enjoy it)
  • eating only what we need (excess can lead to illness, obesity and food waste which wastes resources and creates greenhouse gas emissions; best to eat a balanced diet, avoid large portion sizes and buy only what you will eat)
  • eating more plants (very good for us)
  • eating less meat (very resource-intensive, high in greenhouse gas emissions, potentially unhealthy in high quantities).

I found it in this article about the move to a less-is-more approach to cooking amongst chefs. Worth the quick read.


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