Prof. Anthony Winson, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, spoke to Global News Online for an article about how to eat ethically during barbecue season.
Winson discussed why barbecue lovers should consider vegetarian options more often, noting that meat production is hard on the environment, and leads to such things as water pollution from manure and fertilizer runoff from the fields where animal feed is grown.
While occasionally choosing a plant-based option for your next barbecue might feel like just a drop in the bucket, Winson said it’s worth the effort.
“Ultimately, thousands and thousands of drops make a whole bucket,” he said.
Winson studies the political economics of diet, nutrition and obesity.