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rant of the day: what is the most sustainable animal protein?

Paul BayComment
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Tired of tofu and tempeh but still want to do right by the planet? Bug Out!

By 2050, there are projected to be 9 Billion people on the planet. In order to feed all of those mouths, our main sources of protein (especially in industrialized nations) need to be reevaluated. Many research studies and influential agencies, including the United Nations, are beginning to coin INSECTS the food of the future as they pack a high nutritional content without requiring a large footprint. 

Not ready for the bug-olution? Try to source animal proteins from local, organic farms or markets that offer such options. For seafood, you can consult the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sustainable Seafood Watch (they even have an App for your smartphone which includes a sustainable sushi guide).