Year of the Pulse: Feeding the Planet Sustainably

The UN declared 2016 International Year of Pulses, putting the spotlight on the humble bean. So what’s so great about eating lentils – and can we really be persuaded to ditch environmentally harmful meat in their favor?

Following the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming to below 2 degrees, the world waits to see how governments and industry will put the pledges into practice. But we don’t have to leave it all up to them. When it comes to doing our bit to tackle climate change, changing your diet is among the most effective strategies – especially if you’re a meat-eater. Producer and Presenter: Louise Orchard