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A Thanksgiving Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner is Possible in the Face of Climate Crisis

A Thanksgiving Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner is Possible in the Face of Climate Crisis

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Although you may not be able to notice the difference right away when you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, the climate crisis is affecting what foods we eat every day and how we eat them. Partially, that’s because more and more people are becoming aware of the consequences their eating habits have on the environment. But there’s more to it. The past year was filled with challenges to farmers and food systemsFrom drought to wildfires to higher weather patterns and intensified storms, As the climate crisis continues to impact our lives, so will the chances of Thanksgiving vegan meals at the family holiday table.

What is a? national day of mourningFor many Native people, it may also be a gathering occasion that reflects all of our times and transitions. Similar to the false narrative of Pilgrims holding a harvest celebration 400 years ago, the food on our Thanksgiving table is the story of a people who’ve become removed from the natural world that inherently sustains us. Perhaps we can learn from the people who have gone before us to be more respectful and like them. incredibly sophisticated Native farmersCorn was once the center of diets, cultural and spiritual life.

The Wrong Road Taken — Industrial Agriculture & the Climate Crisis

Wet ground, rising temperatures and lower grain feed yields make turkey raising difficult at traditional farm sites. This makes it difficult for consumers to justify higher prices per pound. Wheat, which accounts to 20%Humans consume approximately 80% of all calories. It is most vulnerable to drought and pounding rainfalls. forecastAs early as 2022, it can yield lower yields. It’s also losing its nutritional valueClimate variability is a reason. The temperature variations that affect cranberries can cause them to bud earlier than usual, but they are more susceptible to frost damage. Frost and cold can also cause pumpkins to soften and rot, and this can lead to them not being harvested. Reduced yields and reduced quality will result in potatoes, green beans and Brussels sprouts. drought. Delicate greens thrive in the cool months prior to Thanksgiving, but what happens if those temps don’t drop?

Moreover, industrial agriculture feeds (pun intended)The climate crisis. Global environmental change is primarily caused by food production. It accounts for 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions and 70% of freshwater consumption. The meat and dairy industry produces a heavy carbon footprint: 14.5% of the planet’s GHG emissions.

Richard Branson, Bill Gates, and Richard Branson are both interested in investing in the company. cell-based alternativesTyson and Cargill support upstarts such As Upside Foods, Future Meat Technologies and Aleph Farms. Lab-grown meats and seafood could transform farm-to table into a cell to harvest feast.

Or is cell food production just another way of subterfugeeing, denial of the truth about western food faulty diets. Isn’t it time to shift to primarily plant based menus to move us toward more sustainableAre you looking for ethical, sustainable, and climate-adaptive diets?

What Foods could you include in a Thanksgiving Vegan Spread

The climate crisis is changing the way we think about food. Long-standing Thanksgiving favorites will become more difficult to find as the planet heats. sustainable alternativesIt might be possible to satisfy our nostalgia, keep traditions alive, and meet new people. planetary needs. These are new foods that we may not have considered before, especially when talented chefs and connoisseurs embrace them and celebrate their uniqueness.

According to recent studies, future warming will be a catalyst for Burgundy truffle growth if there are low-emission scenarios. research. Valued for their earthy scent and intense flavor, truffles are a delicacy and feature in the world’s finest dishes. The US is beginning to cultivate truffles.

The way crops are grown can add a new dimension to soil improvement. Take, for example, Kernza®, which is the trademark name for the grain of an intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium) being developed at The Land Institute. This is the current version. ecologically beneficial perennial grainIn small niche markets, it has already been integrated into the commercial supply chains. If you want to see what it’s like to bake with this perennial grain, check out this Washington Post article.

Kelp is becoming more popular in Southeast Asian diets than it is in the US. This salty superfood is becoming more popular in Southeast Asia. NOAACans can offer a way to diversify your farming operation and help the environment by eating up nitrogen and other phosphorous that are the result of stormwater runoff. They also point-source the dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico or Chesapeake Bay. Kelp has been lots of culinary possibilities — it can be used like a garnish, rehydrated and added to foods like soup and stews, or ground up with doughs for crackers and other snack foods.

There is still hope for your favorite vegetables. Vertical farming systems could be a way to grow your favorite Thanksgiving vegetables in controlled environments. These environments can be monitored for nutrient delivery and temperature. Vertical farms can grow food year-round, as they maintain consistent growing conditionsThey are more resilient to climate change and can withstand any weather conditions. This ensures a steady stream of products for consumers and a steady income for growers. Scientists have been able to use vertical farming on large scale because of its many advantages over traditional farming such as reduced inputs and crop failures, and restoration of farmland.

Ideas for a Delicious Thanksgiving Vegan Spread

Do you need help with your imagination? These are some great ideas.

To ensure global food security in the future, we will need to change the way we produce food and the way we eat it. Increased consumption of protein-rich plantsSoy and legumes can be part of the solution. Plant-based meat substitutes can satisfy the human desire for meat, but without causing any harm to mammals, land, or the atmosphere. It goes without saying that all food production should seek to use the earth’s natural resources as sustainably as possible.

From all of you at CleanTechnicaWe hope that you and your family had a happy, healthy, and hope-filled Thanksgiving holiday.

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