Animal Agriculture is Terrible For The Planet

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Thanks to big companies like Forbes getting on board and spreading the word about this scary fact, we will continue to see great change happening in regards to how we create our food. We are so lucky to live in this time where you can basically eat everything you love, yet have it made in a completely different way.

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A way that is better for our health, animals, and our beautiful planet...

"Nobel Prize winning physicist Steven Chu lumped the greenhouse gas emissions from meat and dairy with other agricultural practices, such as fertilizer, and land-use changes, such as deforestation and soil disruption. He weighted the resulting greenhouse gases for lifetime and potency, showing that emissions from agriculture are a bigger problem than emissions from energy.

'Let me say it again: agriculture and land-use generates more greenhouse gas emissions than power generation. Let me tell you how the carbon mass of animals is distributed,' Chu said, referring to a recent study of biomass on earth. 'Humans and the animals we eat are 96 percent of the carbon mass (of mammals) in the world.' Chu is not the first to suggest that experts underestimate the climate impact of animal agriculture..."

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For me, this is one of the top reasons for eliminating meat and dairy from our household. Please support more vegan products; they're all over the place and absolutely delicious. I promise! So many "meaty" options, ice cream, milk, cheese, butter, etc. Everything your heart desires!

Check out my other articles to help guide you to which products to look for, etc. Don't feel like you have to go all in and be perfect all the time. That makes people give up and not try at all. Simply replace one thing at a time. You may not like one substitute, so try another one until you find one you like. (We do most of our shopping at the Co-op, Hannaford, and Shaw's.)

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