Save the Cows, Save The World!

Interesting article in today’s L.A. Times. The United Nations is urging wealthy countries to dramatically change their eating habits to reduce meat consumption; beginning with one meatless day per week. Not only that, but once everybody in on board with the weekly meat-out, it’s said that we should progress from there to further exclude meat from our diets.

Why would the U.N. concern itself with the diets of wealthy nations, you ask? Could it be the world-wide obesity epedimic? Heart disease? Cancer? Nope, try Global Warming! As it turns out, the production of animals for consumption accounts for nearly one fifth of green house gasses; says the U.N. A quote from the article:

Cows and other ruminants, such as sheep and goats, release methane and nitrous oxide in amounts that put to shame the carbon dioxide belched out by cars. In fact, a red-meat-eater in a Prius is probably hurting the environment more than a vegan in a Hummer.

So, if you really want to save the planet just Go Vegan!

Read the article on-line.

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