Why don’t Americans have more vegetables on their plates? 64% of survey participants said it was as simple as no one asking them to eat more plant-based foods. Another 58 percent said a plant-based diet would just cost too much, and about 50 percent were unsure whether to buy plant-based food, or how to cook it.
Experts point out that regardless of the obstacles, it is vital for the environment that people eat more plants. “If we don’t make a link between the food we’re eating and climate change, we’re doing ourselves a disservice,” Earth Day Network food and environment director Jillian Semaan told The Verge. “Today, anyone can take The most immediate action is to look at your own dishes and food intake.”