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14 Questions That Pave the Way to a Longer Life and Healthier Planet

14 Questions That Pave the Way to a Longer Life and Healthier Planet

Answering 14 simple questions about what you eat and drink each week could pave the way to a longer life and healthier planet.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Food Day program has an online social tool that grades the health, animal welfare and environmental impacts of your diet.

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14 Questions that Could Save Your Life and the Planet asks such questions as how many vegetables you eat a week, whether you choose organic and how much alcohol you consume. At the end, you get a number and letter grade and can share your score on Twitter or Facebook.

"The typical American diet is heavy on salty packaged foods, high-fat meat and dairy products and sugary drinks and deficient in fruits, vegetables and whole grains," said Michael F. Jacobson, Food Day founder and Center for Science in the Public Interest executive director. "Besides promoting heart disease, our meat intake also exacts a considerable toll on the environment and all too often on the animals themselves."

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