Recommended reading: climate change interview with Kofi Annan

I’d like to recommend this interview in The Guardian from earlier this week about climate change. They speak to Kofi Annan, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations and the founder of The Kofi Annan Foundation, which focuses on sustainability as one of its core areas.

Mr Annan talks here about the severity of the climate change problem, he shares his views of the so called climate change sceptics, he speaks of the opportunities on offer for the world to unite around solving this issue which stretches across all continents and cultures, and he highlights the importance of each citizen to take responsible action. And he specifically highlights the current meat consumption and production as unsustainable, saying:

The global livestock industry is indeed a major threat to the climate as it represents 14.5% of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. A growing population and a rapidly growing middle class are increasing pressure on the traditional protein sources, beef and poultry meat, making it more difficult to meet demand. We cannot continue the way we are producing and consuming meat.

This article is only one out of so many highlighting 1. the severity of the climate change problem and 2. that reducing one’s meat eating is right at the centre of the solution.  Here are a few other short facts about meat eating and the environment.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/03/kofi-annan-interview-climate-change-paris-summit-sceptics?CMP=share_btn_link

 

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  • #repost @thehungrywarrior Just look at this beautiful creation by ultra cool Shabnam @thehungrywarrior - love how she teams up our Planet Plant-Based fusilli with the most delicious sounding and looking Turkish Red Pepper and Walnut Pesto. Go to her stunning blog www.thehungrywarrior.de for this and loads of other amazing recipes. Shabnam, i honestly couldn't have been more excited to see this post today. Thank you dear. X #vegan #planetplantbased #plantbased #beanpasta #lowcarb #vegetarisch #glutenfrei #glutenfree #vegetarian #meatfreemonday #foods4thought #wholefoods #vegansofig

    planetplantbased: "#repost @thehungrywarrior Just look at this beautiful creation by ultra cool Shabnam @thehungrywarrior - love how she teams up our Planet Plant-Based fusilli with the most delicious sounding and looking Turkish Red Pepper and Walnut Pesto. Go to her stunning blog www.thehungrywarrior.de for this and loads of other amazing recipes. Shabnam, i honestly couldn't have been more excited to see this post today. Thank you dear. X #vegan #planetplantbased #plantbased #beanpasta #lowcarb #vegetarisch #glutenfrei #glutenfree #vegetarian #meatfreemonday #foods4thought #wholefoods #vegansofig"
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  • A bit of much needed colour for lunch on this very rainy and cold #meatfreemonday: red beet hummus, cinnamon roasted pumpkin and brussels sprouts. My kind of lunch exactly! #planetplantbased #plantbased #eatfortheplanet #vegan #vegansofig #vegansofig #meatfreemonday #foods4thought #foodblog #wholefoods #worldwideveganfood #vegetarisch #gesundessen

    planetplantbased: "A bit of much needed colour for lunch on this very rainy and cold #meatfreemonday: red beet hummus, cinnamon roasted pumpkin and brussels sprouts.  My kind of lunch exactly! #planetplantbased #plantbased #eatfortheplanet #vegan #vegansofig #vegansofig #meatfreemonday #foods4thought #foodblog #wholefoods #worldwideveganfood #vegetarisch #gesundessen"
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  • I am so excited to #repost this fantastic photo from @dukkah_queen because WOW, how gorgeous doesn't our Green Pea Tagliatelle look in her photo?! Not to mention how yummy it sounds: she's serving it with caramelized tomatoes, smoky almond tofu, homemade nut cheese and a little truffle oil. Mmmm.... I need to try to make the same myself. Thank you dear Uschi for cooking with our pasta and for creating something so superb with it ❤️ #vegan #planetplantbased #italianfood #lowcarb #plantbased #plantbaseddiet #vegansofig #bestofvegan #gesundessen #vegetarisch #glutenfrei #glutenfree #startup #glutenfreepasta #foods4thought #wholefoods #beanpasta #bohnenpasta

    planetplantbased: "I am so excited to #repost this fantastic photo from @dukkah_queen because WOW, how gorgeous doesn't our Green Pea Tagliatelle look in her photo?! Not to mention how yummy it sounds: she's serving it with caramelized tomatoes, smoky almond tofu, homemade nut cheese and a little truffle oil. Mmmm.... I need to try to make the same myself. Thank you dear Uschi for cooking with our pasta and for creating something so superb with it ❤️ #vegan #planetplantbased #italianfood #lowcarb #plantbased #plantbaseddiet #vegansofig #bestofvegan #gesundessen #vegetarisch #glutenfrei #glutenfree #startup #glutenfreepasta #foods4thought #wholefoods #beanpasta #bohnenpasta"
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  • When the foodie behind one of my absolute favorite Instagram food accounts creates something this beautiful with Planet Plant-Based's pasta, it's time to learn how to re-gram...! I am so honored that @foodiegudi included our black bean spaghetti in this amazing creation. Dearest Gudrun - LOVE both your photo and the sound of your pesto. Perfection. Thank you! ❤️ #repost @foodiegudi (@get_repost) ・・・ Meetings are always a hodgepodge of stories, beginning friendships, telling doubts and visions, places where dreams were born. Incredible what is able to come up when people come together... It was about one year ago , when I met Ida @planetplantbased on a Insta-meet in Munich. One year later this stunning lady launched her first products for making this planet a better world. First class, organic, gluten-free pasta specialities like this #blackbean #spaghetti . Congratulations my dear to your marvelous work!! 🙌 #notsponsoredHad nothing at home this weekend, but this tops of #celeriac, you may...

    planetplantbased: "When the foodie behind one of my absolute favorite Instagram food accounts creates something this beautiful with Planet Plant-Based's pasta, it's time to learn how to re-gram...! I am so honored that @foodiegudi included our black bean spaghetti in this amazing creation. Dearest Gudrun - LOVE both your photo and the sound of your pesto. Perfection. Thank you! ❤️ #repost @foodiegudi (@get_repost)
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Meetings are always a hodgepodge of  stories, beginning friendships, telling doubts and visions, places where dreams were born.
Incredible what is able to come up when people come together... It was about one year ago , when I met Ida @planetplantbased on a Insta-meet in Munich.
One year later this stunning lady launched her first products for making this planet a better world.
First class, organic, gluten-free pasta specialities like this #blackbean #spaghetti .
Congratulations my dear to your marvelous work!! 🙌
#notsponsoredHad nothing at home this weekend, but this tops of #celeriac, you may have seen on my stories. So I made a pesto with activated toasted #sunflowerseeds , garlic, lemonpeel, nutritional yeast, evoo and #rosehip powder (have you ever noticed it smells like tomatoes?) mixed it this tasty noodles and some caramelised tomatoes and lemon segments!! Needless to say, we all were satisfied and happy!! __________________________________________#pastalover #vegancooking #veganfoodlover #pastaporn #pastaaddict #quickandeasy #plantbasedfood  #nourishingfood #easycooking #keepitsimple #happyandblessed #lightmeal #glowlean #veganfoodinspiration  #plantbasedliving  #healthyfoodporn #cookingforfamily  #easyfood #foodstylist #foodphotography  #foodstyle"
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  • Our Planet Plant-Based Fusilli is made with nothing but chickpea flour + a little anti-inflammatory curcuma. Paired in this photo with sautéed fennel and zucchini plus this super yummy fig and black olive pesto that I just can't get enough of... Like with all our bean pasta recipes, this one can be found in our downloadable bean pasta recipe brochure on our new website: www.planetplantbased.com. The pasta itself is on Amazon (link in profile!). #vegan #planetplantbased #vegetarisch #plantbased #vegetarian #glutenfrei #glutenfree #lowcarb #vegansofig #foods4thought #wholefoods #gesundessen #healthyfood #bestofvegan #meatfreemonday #foodblog #glutenfreepasta #proteinnudeln

    planetplantbased: "Our Planet Plant-Based Fusilli is made with nothing but chickpea flour + a little anti-inflammatory curcuma. Paired in this photo with sautéed fennel and zucchini plus this super yummy fig and black olive pesto that I just can't get enough of... Like with all our bean pasta recipes, this one can be found in our downloadable bean pasta recipe brochure on our new website: www.planetplantbased.com. The pasta itself is on Amazon (link in profile!). #vegan #planetplantbased #vegetarisch #plantbased #vegetarian #glutenfrei #glutenfree #lowcarb #vegansofig #foods4thought #wholefoods #gesundessen #healthyfood #bestofvegan #meatfreemonday #foodblog #glutenfreepasta #proteinnudeln"
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  • The Planet Plant-Based team's hanging out.... These two are my biggest motivation for wanting to help protect the planet so that it can be enjoyed by future generations too. Without the shadow of a doubt is decreasing one's meat consumption an effective action to take for anyone looking to do the same. #eatfortheplanet #eatlessmeat #vegan #vegetarian #vegetarisch #plantbased #planetplantbased #eatlessmeat #protecttheplanet #vegansofig 📷@sandrafyhr

    planetplantbased: "The Planet Plant-Based team's hanging out.... These two are my biggest motivation for wanting to help protect the planet so that it can be enjoyed by future generations too. Without the shadow of a doubt is decreasing one's meat consumption an effective action to take for anyone looking to do the same. #eatfortheplanet #eatlessmeat #vegan #vegetarian #vegetarisch #plantbased #planetplantbased #eatlessmeat #protecttheplanet #vegansofig 📷@sandrafyhr"
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  • Tagine tops my list for comfort food this time of the year. The recipe for my favorite version is now on my blog and it is bursting with flavor. Condiments: salty pistachios, fresh pomegranate, yoghurt, fresh herbs and couscous (actually I use millet to stay gluten-free). #vegan #eatfortheplanet #vegansofig #vegetarisch #planetplantbased #gesundessen #fallcooking #bestofvegan #meatfreemonday #foodblog #foods4thought #wholefoods #organic #worldwideveganfood #letscookvegan

    planetplantbased: "Tagine tops my list for comfort food this time of the year. The recipe for my favorite version is now on my blog and it is bursting with flavor. Condiments: salty pistachios, fresh pomegranate, yoghurt, fresh herbs and couscous (actually I use millet to stay gluten-free). #vegan #eatfortheplanet #vegansofig #vegetarisch #planetplantbased #gesundessen #fallcooking #bestofvegan #meatfreemonday #foodblog #foods4thought #wholefoods #organic #worldwideveganfood #letscookvegan"
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    planetplantbased: "Planet Plant-Based's Edamame Fettuccine in action! Admittedly made a little extra fancy for the photo by the very impressive @hansgerlach (photo and styling). Served here with satay vegetables. The recipe is included in our bean pasta recipe brochure - download it on our website! #vegan #vegansofig #vegetarian #launch #planetplantbased #glutenfrei #bohnenpasta #glutenfreinudeln #lowcarb #lowcarbnudeln #gesundessen #healthyfood"
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