The Diet That Helps Fight Climate Change

You don’t have to go vegan to fight climate change. Research shows that small changes to our diets can make big differences.

A new video in the Climate Lab series, a collaboration between Vox and the University of California, showcases the work of Ben Houlton, director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment at UC Davis, and postdoctoral student Maya Almaraz. Their research suggests that a diet recommended for good health — one low in meats and high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains — also happens to be good for the planet.


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Benjamin Houlton, UC Davis Land, Air and Water Resources, 530-752-2210,

Kat Kerlin, UC Davis News and Media Relations, 530-750-9195,

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