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Sustainability

When it comes to leaving a healthy planet for our grandkids to enjoy, one of the most important choices we can make, on a daily basis, is to carefully select the foods we eat based on the ways in which they are grown or raised. Bland feedlot beef from animals filled with antibiotics and growth hormones, factory-raised chickens, genetically modified crops drenched with chemicals, and fruit selected for its size rather than its nutrient density are the consequence of poor industrial agricultural practices. At The Paleo Diet, we encourage everyone to choose a healthier, more sustainable diet by selecting grass-fed, free-range meats, local, organic fruits and vegetables, and thoughtfully harvested seafood.

Nell's Corner: Why “Game Changers” Needn’t Change Your Game
The recent Game Changers documentary has made many people consider veganism, but is it as simple a question as the movie makes it seem.
By Nell Stephenson
Can fish production save us from ourselves?
With the worlds population set to reach 10 billion by 2050 we need to find a way to feed everyone and it's not cattle farms. Are fish the solution?
By Bill Manci
Omega-3 fatty acid levels in wild and aquacultured fish: Is one better than the other?
There's a debate right now whether farmed or wild fish are better - Bill Manci discusses some of the factors to consider including omega-3 content, contaminants, and sustainability.
By Bill Manci
Sustainable Eating for Sustainable Health
Can the same eating plan that supports the health of our planet also be the plan which supports our own health? Let us find out.
By Nell Stephenson
Nell’s Corner: Moving Toward a Plant-Based Diet with Authenticity—and without Fake Food
Who ever said plant-based must mean vegan? In this article, Paleo writer Nell Stephenson explores how you can move towards a Paleo plant-based diet!
By Nell Stephenson
Community Supported Agriculture for Your Health, Sustainability, and Wallet
It can be a challenge to find good sources for inexpensive locally-grown produce and meat that's Paleo, Community Supported Agriculture may be the solution.
By The Paleo Diet® Team
A great debate of our time: should I choose wild or farmed fish?
Should we pick farm-raised or wild-caught fish? It seems like an easy Paleo choice, but is it? The answer in terms of sustainability and health may surprise
By Bill Manci
Fresh Sardines or Canned Sardines: No Longer an Option for Americans
In today's post, we explore the effects of the declining sardine population on the US market and your health.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
GMOs: To Be, Or Not To Be
If some foods naturally have GMOs, does it change the argument that Monsanto should not design robo-foods? That all depends on your perspective.
By Casey Thaler
Is Paleo Sustainable for 7 Billion People?
If seven billion people adopted a diet higher in meat without making these three environmentally-friendly, Paleo adjustments, it would not be sustainable.
By Stephanie Vuolo
Seafood Mercury Concerns Subside Amid New Research
New research indicates that seafood, an important part of a Paleo diet, contains omega-3's that minimize the potentially harmful effects of mercury.
By Christopher Clark
Selecting Seafood for Health and Sustainability
There’s no question that seafood is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. It should be a part of your Paleo Diet, but is it always sustainable?
By The Paleo Diet® Team
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Trevor Connor
Trevor Connor

Dr. Loren Cordain’s final graduate student, Trevor Connor, M.S., brings more than a decade of nutrition and physiology expertise to spearhead the new Paleo Diet team.

Mark J Smith
Dr. Mark Smith

One of the original members of the Paleo movement, Mark J. Smith, Ph.D., has spent nearly 30 years advocating for the benefits of Paleo nutrition.

Nell Stephenson
Nell Stephenson

Ironman athlete, mom, author, and nutrition blogger Nell Stephenson has been an influential member of the Paleo movement for over a decade.

Loren Cordain
Dr. Loren Cordain

As a professor at Colorado State University, Dr. Loren Cordain developed The Paleo Diet® through decades of research and collaboration with fellow scientists around the world.