Jonathan Safran Foer: We Are the Weather

Is clinging to habits and cravings destroying our future? An outspoken critic of factory farming and animal-centric diets, Jonathan Safran Foer writes that stopping climate change begins with a close look at what we eat — and don’t eat — at home for breakfast. At the office, industry leaders like Google are taking steps toward veggie-forward diets by reducing meat, rather than cutting it out entirely. But when it comes to global food habits, are societies up for changing norms — individually and collectively — at a scale ambitious enough to meet the challenge? Guests: Jonathan Safran Foer, Author, "We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast" Helene York, Chief Procurement Officer, Guckenheimer Enterprises; Faculty Member, Food Business School, Culinary Institute of America For more information on this episode, visit This program was recorded at the Commonwealth Club of California on September 24, 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

by Climate One