Why DON’T people go vegan?: What research says

Before conducting my own study into the motivates and barriers for those trying to reduce or stop eating animal-based foods, I searched through existing research to see what others before me had found. What did I find? First of all, there is really a lack of understanding and consensus on the particular factors inhibiting dietary … Continue reading Why DON’T people go vegan?: What research says

The Sustainability Triad

Three of the primary factors hindering our ability to be as sustainable as we might like to be are money, time and knowledge. I have dubbed this potent combination the Sustainability Triad. While there are certainly a variety of other factors that contribute to unsustainable lifestyles, these areas create the structure upon which our determination to be more sustainable teeters.

What is the most sustainable diet?: Part 3

This is part 3 in my series asking What is the most sustainable diet? If you're interested, check out Part 1 and Part 2 in the series. To sum up the first two parts in this series: Talking about sustainability is COMPLICATED. There are a lot of different definitions of what is included in sustainability. Sustainability measurements often use … Continue reading What is the most sustainable diet?: Part 3

What’s your price tag on… sustainability? An animal’s life? Your health?

How do you quantify, monetise or in any way try to value something as intangible as, say, preventing climate change? This question may seem a bit ridiculous: Who cares? Climate change is a serious problem and we need to do something about it NOW! Yes, and no. The problem is: we live in a world where money … Continue reading What’s your price tag on… sustainability? An animal’s life? Your health?

Why we buy food that’s bad for us

The idea of ‘nudging’ is a fairly new concept[1], but one that may have particular use in understanding and effecting dietary choices and habits. To be a ‘nudge’, a regulation or action cannot eliminate any options and it must remain (easy and/or effortless, depending on your personal definition of the concept[2]) to make the choice … Continue reading Why we buy food that’s bad for us