Can a food writer survive on dairy-free mylk, substitute sausages and tofu cheese? We asked our columnist to keep a diary of her meat-free week, from the highs (vegan pizza) to the lows (a vegan barbecue)
When I say Im omnivorous, I mean Im the kind of person who once ate an eyeball for a dare. The annoying holiday companion who wants to try the crispy silkworms in a Vietnamese market, and that sucker who will pay the hefty supplement for a plate of smelly cheese. But even I cant ignore the mounting evidence that most of us need to cut down our meat consumption if the world is to avoid environmental catastrophe research published in March suggests that widespread adoption of a vegan diet could cut global food-related emissions by about 70%.