Food and Diet

Change your diet to combat climate change in 2019

Story highlights

  • The production of animal products generates the majority of food-related greenhouse-gas emissions
  • Sustaining a healthier planet will require a shift toward more plant-based diets, experts say

(CNN)You may be aware that a plant-based diet can make you healthier by lowering your risk for obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. But research shows there's another good reason to regularly eat meatless meals. By filling your plate with plant foods instead of animal foods, you can help save the planet.