My topic of interest for the Talk4Change was promoting vegetarianism locally, nationally and globally. Note that this does not mean that the whole world needs to become vegetarian, but it means that there is significant benefit for humans, the environment and their respective sustainability, wellbeing and health if more people and communities adopt vegetarian diets.
Our conversation did not really hit a rough spot. We mostly agreed on all the points that came up in our discussion. The challenge that we identified was convincing people to stop producing and eating meat (e.g. beef), especially for people that love the taste.
To solve this problem, we concluded that the positive effects of vegetarianism on human health, the environment and the interconnectedness of these two aspects should be emphasized. Secondly, the negative effects of non-vegetarian diets, such as how prevalent obesity is in the U.S., should be highlighted.