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6 Delicious Vegetarian Dishes Requiring 5 Ingredients or Fewer

… nutrition and medicine at the University of Vermont, told Women’s Health. Consuming less meat also reduces your cancer risk and helps with weight maintenance. Furthermore, vegetarianism helps preserve essential resources; eating a plant-based meal for lunch rather than a burger saves 2.5 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, 133 gallons of water, and 24 square feet of land, Women’s Health reports. The benefits don’t end there, either. Vegetarian dishes are delicious and easy to make, …

IKEA’s new vegetarian meatballs ‘will save the planet’, says furniture firm | Daily Mail Online

… meatball. We see a big opportunity. The vegetarian meatball will go global in April and have 50pc less carbon dioxide than a normal meatball. It’s healthier and better for the planet.’ The firm has spent two years developing the veggieball, the first innovation to its meatball since it started selling food to encourage shoppers to stay inside its stores back in 1959. The vegetable-based snack is more environmentally friendly than the meat version, because cows and pigs are responsible for …

Crunch Numbers, Not Dead Animals, and See How Many Lives You Can Save | TakePart

… meat were prevented from consumption, and the volume of carbon dioxide that won’t be entering the atmosphere. If you’ve only been a vegetarian for a day, you’ve still saved one animal’s life, per the calculator, prevented about a pound of flesh from being consumed, and spared the Earth from four additional pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. Extrapolate those numbers over 10 years of vegetarianism, however, and the calculator shows a far more dramatic impact: 2,020 animals’ lives …

Vegetarian lifestyle good for environment – The Morning Call

… to remove carbon dioxide, but most of the world’s rain forests have already been cleared to grow soybeans and to raise cattle. Cattle alone produce 130 times more waste than all of the people in the U.S. What happens to it? With all its toxins, bacteria, growth hormones and antibiotics, cattle waste goes into the soil as well as into creeks, rivers and finally into oceans. Much of it gets reused on farmland as fertilizer, without purification. In the oceans, it leads to dead zones where …

EarthTalk: Meatless substitutes expand as more people go vegetarian

Aside from its brutal treatment of livestock animals, the meat industry is no doubt one of the worst offenders when it comes to the environment. Producing one kilogram of beef requires 150 square meters of land and 15,000 liters of water, most of which is used to grow feed for the animal. That same kilogram generates 27 kilograms of climate-altering carbon dioxide, the equivalent of driving a car more than 100 miles. Indeed, beef has 13 times the carbon emissions of an equivalent amount of …

What Did Ancient Egyptians Really Eat?

… out the relative amounts of the different foods they ate. Was their daily bread really daily? Did they binge on eggplants and garlic? Why didn’t someone spear a fish? A French research team figured out that by looking at the carbon atoms in mummies that had lived in Egypt between 3500 B.C. and 600 A.D. you could find out what they ate. All carbon atoms are taken in by plants from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by the process of photosynthesis. By eating plants, and the animals that had …

Thinking outside the box: farmers could make more money switching from cattle to carbon

… money by allowing their land to naturally regenerate. Under carbon markets designed to stop global warming, they could get paid to change the use of their land from growing cows to ‘growing carbon’ – receiving around US$1.99 per tonne of carbon dioxide the trees remove from the atmosphere. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-04-cattle-fields-carbon-farms-tackle.html#jCp …

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