Sunday, August 7, 2011

Going Veg = Going Green

Cos vegetables are green so that should be right, right? :) I didn't even think about the meat industry and global warming (except the thing about cows farts :) but here are some kinda crazy facts about the meat industries contribution to the big GW

"According to Environmental Defense, if every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetarian foods instead, the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off U.S. roads." -  awesome right?

Livestock production leaves a hefty carbon footprint, accounting for 18 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, more than all the world’s cars & SUVs combined.
- Thats a lot of bad air!

Animal agriculture consumes 1/3 of fossil fuels produced in the United States. According to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the production of one calorie of animal protein requires more than 10 times the fossil fuel input as a calorie of plant protein.

 According to scientists at the Smithsonian Institution, seven football fields' worth of land is bulldozed every minute to create more room for farmed animals and the crops that feed them - Deforastation of billions of acres every year to feed the agricultural industry is increasing CO2 emissions and using up vital land

Each day, factory farms produce billions of pounds of manure, which ends up in lakes, rivers, and drinking water. Farmed animals produce about 130 times as much excrement as does the entire human population of the United States—87,000 pounds of waste per second! - Thats the true BULLSHIT right there!

In Conclusion, MEAT'S NOT GREEN

A recent United Nations report concluded that a global shift toward a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change. Going Green is something we all need to do, so instead of buying a hybrid or solar panels, why dont we all just leave meat off our plates? 

Save the animals.
Save the planet.
Save ourselves.

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