New words – 23 November 2015

About Words - Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog

climatarian

climatarianadjectivechoosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions

Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for people to go ‘Climatarian’ for their health and for the planet.

[http://www.edie.net 16 July 2015]

There are some signs the public is starting to take such advice on board. They include the release of an ‘EatBy’ app that reminds consumers to use up food in the fridge, and a new social network to help people adopt a ‘climatarian’ diet that shuns meat from gassy grazing animals, such as beef and lamb.

[www.huffingtonpost.com 11 September 2015]

agtechnounthe harnessing of new technologies for agricultural purposes, often specifically to increase food production in a sustainable way

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