Are Vegetarian Diets More Harmful To The Environment?

Dec 15, 2015
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Eating a vegetarian diet could contribute to climate change, according to new research from Carnegie Mellon University. "Eating lettuce is over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon," said CMU Professor Paul Fischbeck. He joins us along with Michelle Tom, a Ph.D. student in civil and environmental engineering to discuss the matter.      

The Diet Industry is Big Business

Sep 3, 2013
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As obesity rates rise in the United States, so too do the amount of citizens annually attempting to diet. Rebecca Harris, Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University, says studies show at any one time, America has an estimated 108 million people on diets.

She notes that most are women, most make four or five attempts per year to diet and an overwhelming majority are trying to lose weight by themselves, without a plan or program.