Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Go Green ... eat less meat!

According to an article in Natural Awakenings Magazine (see page 20 for the article) eating less meat (or NO meat or meat products) is one of the best things you can do for the environment!

Did you know that meat consumption in America is 4 times greater than it was 40 years ago? That cows alone account for 18% of green house gases - more than ALL transportation combined. Given this information going vegetarian would make a larger impact (positive impact) on the environment than switching from a gas guzzling SUV to a hybrid mid sized car. Take it a step farther to vegan (no animal products what-so-ever) and you may as well walk or bike everywhere.

Each year each individual vegetarian saves an ACRE of trees. An ACRE!!! Wow! Forty percent of Central Americas rain forests have been destroyed to make way for cattle pastures in the last 40 years.

Sources say that you only need 2 - 10% of your daily calories from protein... and other sources of protein include nuts, soy beans, whole wheat bread, beans and lentils.

No comments: