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The effect vegetarians have on the meat of the matter

… vegetarians or vegans do so for an array of reasons. However, the economics of vegetarianism have attracted little attention in recent years; but in the light of recent protein price hikes, they should. Economists, however, do agree on a few facets of meat production. First, many studies suggest that it costs significantly more to produce energy and protein from animal-based sources than from some plant-based sources. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below:   …

Luxemburger Wort – Weekday vegetarian – an act of love!

… consumers of the world. For all of us meat lovers out there though, as much as we accept everybody else’s choices, becoming a vegetarian is such a big commitment. Right? Environment I’m sure most of you are aware of the environmental issue of eating meat. Meat farms are one of the largest producers of greenhouse gases and in developed countries, they are the biggest source of water pollution. meat production is a bigger environmental problem than all transport worldwide combined. Cars, …

Second Public School in the U.S. Goes Vegetarian | Ecorazzi

… benefits of a diet including more legumes, vegetables, and whole grains and our concerns about the environmental impact of meat production,” explained Maggie Siena, school principal. “As it turns out the vegetarian dishes are pretty delicious, too – we are seeing more kids trying and liking chickpeas, brown rice, and whole wheat pasta. Kale salad was a huge hit.” The implementation of the vegetarian menu was done with the help of the Coalition for Healthy School Food, a non profit …

Paleo eaters need to start grappling with issues of sustainability : TreeHugger

… in a way that restores soil fertility and reduces the need for water, pesticides, and grain feed. This kind of meat production is ethically superior to the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) that stock most supermarket meat counters. But the reality is that buying pastured, grass-fed meat is far more expensive than buying CAFO meat, and to maintain the sort of eat-meat-multiple-times-a-day model suggested by the paleo diet would probably push it well beyond the means of normal …

Meat-Eaters And Vegetarians Meet In The Middle: The Birth Of ‘Reducetarianism’

… that meat production from the clearing of lands and trees to the transportation of these products, accounts for nearly 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. That is why a vegetarian’s footprint is nearly half that of a meat lover’s. And for a vegan, it’s even lower.” The environmental reasons people choose to abstain from meat has a significant amount of factual groundwork laid out to support them already. “We also know meat production requires a lot of water,” Kateman said. …

Meatless Monday to help the Earth | Care2 Healthy Living

… motor vehicles? Well, the United Nations estimates that the meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, which is actually more than the entire transportation sector. Sources of these emissions include animal manure, cattle belching, and synthetic fertilizers used to grow animal feed crops. 2. Conserve valuable water supplies Any type of agriculture is going to require some amount of water, but meat production represents an …

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