Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Forget meat – there's a world of vegetarian food out there

A market in Ahmadabad, India … 'India, of course, has long traditions of meatless cuisines, and so do many Middle Eastern countries.'

As shortages threaten to force meat off the table, you don't need to dust off dreary 1970s cookbooks to find great alternatives.

It's time to stop monkeying around. Climate change is already happening, and we all know we need to make shifts in our personal lifestyle habits to attempt to stem the worst of its effects. Case in point: this week brings us a report from leading water scientists who have issued one of the sternest warnings yet about global food supplies, saying that the world's population "may have to switch almost completely to a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years to avoid catastrophic shortages".

Many of us associate a diet that incorporates meat to be an essential part of a fulfilling life. How do we continue to enjoy our diet when meat is no longer available, or is prohibitively expensive? Well, it might simply require a shift in the way we think about dinnertime. (Read further: Source)