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Is France finally set to embrace vegetarianism? – The Local

By Oliver Gee (www.thelocal.fr) | October 1, 2015 Life has always been hard for vegetarians in the land of steak tartare, foie gras and boeuf bourguignon but the times they are a changing. The vegetable enlightenment has finally reached France, but how far will it go? Ask any vegetarian in France about their dining lives and they’re bound to tell you two things – Firstly “It’s difficult” and secondly, “it’s a hell of a lot better than it used to …

Ettie’s Eats: Vegetarian Chickpea Stew

… you’re worried that you wont be able to find your favorite recipe from two or three years ago, don’t fret. The archives will still be here at 417mag.com where you can always find new seasonal dishes from the 417 team as well as recipes from some of 417-land’s best chefs. But back to this week’s recipe. As a big sendoff, I wanted to turn to one of my favorite bloggers and cookbook authors, Heidi Swanson. I started following her blog, 101 Cookbooks, several years ago when I …

For vegetarians and vegans, it’s a new world of appealing options – LA Times

By Mary MacVean | August 22, 2015 In his new book, environmental journalist Joel K. Bourne Jr. argues that poverty is only partly to blame for hunger. Prosperity also plays a role: When people have more money, they tend to eat more meat and dairy foods. And that, he says, will increase the severity of the problem. “More than two-thirds of the world’s agricultural land is already used to grow feed for livestock, [and] world meat consumption is on track to double by 2020,” …

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, …

7 Types of Vegetarianism and Their Environmental and Health Benefits | Care2 Causes

… their diet; cardiac failures and cancer deaths are extremely low among vegan people. Being vegan also has a major positive impact on the environment: it saves water, helps reverse land degradation, lessens pollution and more. The Lacto Vegetarian Someone who is a lacto vegetarian does not eat red or white meats, fish, poultry, fowl or eggs, but they do use dairy products. Some animal products that a lacto vegetarian will allow into their diet and lifestyle are cheese, cow’s milk and …

Bruno Loubet: ‘I am not vegan or vegetarian, but beef is out’ – Profiles – People – The Independent

… of vegetables grown in the garden or foraged. Now, the only time he relaxes is when he is in his garden in Bedfordshire, and he feels “a strong connection to the land”. He had a dream of creating a restaurant like Grain Store 20 years ago, “but 20 years ago, it was a crazy idea, so I kept it to myself”. via Bruno Loubet: ‘I am not vegan or vegetarian, but beef is out’ – Profiles – People – The Independent. …

Vegetarian lifestyle good for environment – The Morning Call

… don’t respect. Roughly 45 percent of all land surface worldwide is devoted to raising livestock for food. This includes growing crops that feed animals. Amazingly, some 80 percent of corn grown in the U.S. goes to feed cows, pigs and chickens, while 90 percent of soybeans go for the same purpose. That’s a lot of cropland that could be used much more efficiently to feed people directly, rather than through the wasteful process of growing animals. We need forests to produce oxygen and …

National Vegetarian Week: Supermarkets are super for veggies

… reasons that may make you consider either trying veggie this week, becoming veggie or including more veggie items in your diet. 1. It’s better for animals. Around two million land animals are slaughtered every day in the UK alone, just so people can eat their flesh. 2. It’s more sustainable. Growing grains and pulses to feed to animals is much less efficient than eating them ourselves. The livestock industry uses huge amounts of land, water and fossil fuels, while producing 18% of the …

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 …

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

Changing cattle fields to forests is a cheap way of tackling climate change and saving species threatened with extinction, a new study has found. Researchers from leading universities, including the University of Sheffield, carried out a survey of carbon stocks, biodiversity and economic values from one of the world’s most threatened ecosystems, the western Andes of Colombia. The main use of land in communities is cattle farming, but the study found farmers could make the same or more …

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