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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.

Is Being a Vegetarian or a Vegan Good for the Environment?

We explore these two dietary practices in terms of their environmental impact, and compare it to the impact of The Paleo Diet®.

By Mark J. Smith, Ph.D.
Are Algae and Seaweed “Superfoods”?

Aquatic plants, both freshwater and sea varieties, pack powerful nutrient profiles. Should we consume them for our health, as well as the health of the planet?

By Bill Manci
What to Buy at the Grocery Store for the Lowest Carbon Footprint

It’s easy to forget that the foods we eat have an environmental impact. Here’s how to choose your foods to show your care for the globe.

By Elisabeth Kwak
The Paleo Diet® February 2021 Digest – The Paleo Diet and the Environment
At The Paleo Diet, we believe sustainability should be an important part of our diet so February 2021 was dedicated to the environment.
By The Paleo Diet® Team
The Environmental Impact of Our Food
While energy production receives the brunt of the attention for driving climate change, food production also has a dramatic effect on the environment. We answer the most frequently asked questions about the environmental impact of the things we eat.
By Chris Case, M.A.
Grow Your Own Food with These Five Home Garden Tips

Growing your own herbs and veggies not only benefits your health, it helps the environment, too. Here’s how to maximize a small outdoor garden to yield an impressive harvest.

By Courtney Hamilton
Agriculture, Greenhouse Gases, and Climate Change

How much would a change to farming and ranching practices impact the devastating effects of climate change? We take a closer look.

By Bill Manci
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: 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
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
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Paleo Leadership
 
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 J. 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.