i am way too pooped to talk about global resource use (esp. food) and imperialism in a remotely coherent or comprehensive way but here’s a distilled version
resources aren’t endless, and their distribution often isn’t fair. eating in a way that minimizes individual impact is great, but global reduction requires a lot of cooperation. that means acknowledging and respecting each other’s culture. it also means that not everything is going to be fair or respectful because what happens when finite resources are unevenly distributed.
environmentalism that comes from one specific culture interacting with the traditions&heritage of another culture is complex, and has been complex for a pretty long time, but let’s leave like…. idk. whales for another night, yeah? go read up on modern whaling, and who is allowed to do it, and why, and how that’s working out. that’s a really good place to start looking at resources and respect and culture and stewardship