The food that will save us

Eliana Liotta
Publishing house:
Theseus’ ship
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There is a food that is both kind to the body and to the planet. It is an intelligent food, suitable for the Anthropocene, the era in which we live and where humans are the ones who influence the events of nature. The Food That Will Save Us, the new book by Eliana Liotta, shows how essential an ecological turn at the table is to help the earth and our health. To save the environment, it is no longer enough to ride a bike, buy a hybrid car and remember to turn off the lights. It is not enough to think only of oil and coal. As the UN warns, global warming will not be halted without changes in the food system, on which one-third of greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for rising temperatures, depend. What is extraordinary is that the lunches and dinners invoked to curb pollution and climate gone mad are exactly the same ones that protect health and boost the immune system. We tend to forget: we are part of the whole.

In this essay, the author presents for the first time a reflection from a dual scientific approach, ecological and nutritional, with advice from the European Institute on Economics and the Environment and the San Donato Group Foundation’s EAT Project.

Five proposed diets, both ecocarnivorous and plant-based, capable of mitigating pollutant emissions and improving our figure and our health. Hundreds of answers offered to curiosities about the impact of food, from intensive farming to fishing, from avocado cultivation to synthetic steak prototypes. We are what we eat, and what we eat can change the world.

This book has the scientific contribution of the European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE), directed by Massimo Tavoni, and the EAT – Sustainable Food Project of the San Donato Group Foundation, chaired by Gilda Gastaldi.