This blog is not to force everyone to become vegetarian or vegan but to raise awareness of what people are eating and how some substitutions can be made to have a plant-based option. Many people aren’t aware of the effects of the meat and dairy industry on the planet. If you have the ability to think about your food consumption and carbon footprint, I ask you to do so. If you don’t have the ability to do that, no worries!!
Being vegetarian or vegan does not have to be un-flavorful or gross!! There are so many tasty foods that don’t contain animal products to explore and enjoy. Maybe this blog and blogs similar to this will make it easier to eat less meat and animal products in the future. Happy veggie eating!
The meat and dairy industry accounts for more than 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions. While this does not fix the systemic problem of climate change, this is one step you as an individual can take to be more conscious regarding your actions.
Along with the physical changes of eating fewer animal products, with 40% of US land being used for livestock production, there is a large area that could be used to better rehabilitate ecosystems and cut back on fossil fuels. To create sufficient farmland for livestock, many trees are cut down to make more room. With fewer trees and more carbon dioxide released by animals, it leads to even higher levels of fossil fuel emissions. Many animals may lose their home due to a shortage of sustainable habitat. Think about what a difference you could make with such a little change.
“We are, quite literally, gambling with the future of our planet for the sake of hamburgers.”