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In episode one of the Floreo podcast, hear the Floreo team discuss the impact that our diets can have on the environment.

An increasing number of people are turning to plant-based diets. The environmental argument is convincing, research suggests that going vegan is the “single biggest way” to help the environment, with the meat industry requiring over 15,000 litres of water to produce one kilogram of beef 

But if you’re a lifelong meat-eater, the debate can be a hard, if not intimidating, one to navigate: are all plant-based foodstuffs better for the environment? What will happen to the agricultural industry if we stop buying animal-based products? Is veganism even realistic? 

In the debut episode of the Floreo podcast, host Bobby Twidale leads a discussion about the impact of our food consumption on the environment. 

She’s joined by Floreo’s very own editor at large Toby Louch as well as online contributor Dan Fauzi to explore whether following a plant-based diet is they key to reducing our impact on the environment, or whether turning vegan actually does more harm than good. 

Hear Dan, a follower of a plant-based diet, talk about the benefits that adopting a plant-based diet has on water usage and carbon emissions, as well as their own experiences incorporating veganism into their daily life. 

But Toby, a self-confessed “committed omnivore,” questions the attainability of veganism as well as the effect that turning our backs on meat will have on the economy and farming industry – both in the UK and abroad. 

At Floreo we believe that through the discussion of our differences we can find common ground and the path towards a more sustainable future, encouraging others to make a difference in their own life, no matter how big or small.  

So, in the words of Bobby, “what are you having for dinner tonight?” 

Listen to episode one and let us know what you think.