Negative Foods Newsletter

Paul Lightfoot
The Negative Foods Newsletter by Paul Lightfoot
Created 27 Mar 2021
  • 2021: The Year in Negative Foods
    24 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 4 1
    The end of each year is an opportunity to pause and reflect on our journey as astronauts on Spaceship Earth. I’m ending this year optimistically. Not because of the current state of the world, which i...
  • Can Chickens Gobble up Carbon Emissions?
    17 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    In this newsletter we’ve carefully considered beef because the carbon emissions delta between industrial beef, the worst food for carbon emissions, and beef grown regeneratively, which can draw down c...
  • Recapping Negative Foods 3d Quarter
    10 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 6 0
    Welcome to the 34th edition of the Negative Foods Newsletter! The end-of-each-quarter edition recaps what we’ve learned. Click here for the 7/9/21 recap for the first quarter of the newsletter and her...
  • The Gift Giving Guide for Negative Foods Eaters
    03 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 7 2
    Every year, my dad would tell us that Christmas had been canceled. Of course I do the same for my kids. Although I haven’t managed to cancel the holiday (yet), I have been pushing for years for less s...
  • Say Cheese!
    26 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 5 0
    As I slip into the holiday season each year, I generally reduce exercise and increase wine and cheese consumption. Should I instead emulate my 16yo daughter? Amelia HATES cheese. But most of us love c...
  • Do we really need wine? Yes we do!
    19 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0
    When I wrote the beer edition, the thought crossed my mind. Do we need beer? What about wine? Should we get rid of nice-to-have products like wine? Are we serious about changing our behaviors to rever...
  • The Revolution is Underway. A Call to Arms!
    12 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 2 1
    Food is unique. It’s unique in that everyone eats every day. But food is also unique in that food can make things better. Food can be grown in a way that draws carbon from the atmosphere, in a way tha...
  • What is Government's Role in Reversing Climate Change with the Food System?
    05 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0
    While COP26 is underway in Glasgow, let’s discuss the role of government in our efforts to reverse climate change with the way we eat. In my opinion, most human progress has been, and will continue to...
  • Why Should We Fix our Emissions if China Won't?
    29 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 7 0
    Imagine sitting at one end of a small boat while another person sits at the other end. There are two slow leaking holes, one at your feet and one at the feet of the other person. With some effort, the...
  • Can People Afford Negative Foods?
    22 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 7 0
    Rock star entertainment lawyer Rachel Miller emailed recently: “I think you should address the fact that most of the population is never going to buy beef from the good actors because it’s not afforda...
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