Want to Save the World? Start by Ditching Meat

feedlot22.jpgA recent article published by Bloomberg Businessweek highlights a new report released by the WorldWatch Institute detailing the world’s unsustainable meat habit.

According to Bloomberg, “More than two-thirds of all agricultural land is used for animal pasture, with an additional 10 percent used to grow feed grains consumed by meat- and dairy-producing animals. Agriculture overall consumes about 70 percent of the world’s fresh water; a third of it goes to grow feed grain.”

The devastating effect of large-scale animal production on the planet is no secret. From land and water pollution to the destruction of the rainforest and massive species extinction, the planet is proving itself unable to sustain our resource-intensive diets.

The WorldWatch report concludes, “Until broader changes sweep through the meat-production system, eating less meat, or choosing lower-impact meats, typically means leading a less resource-intensive life.”

Want to make the world a better place? There’s no better way to start than by changing what you put on your plate. For meal ideas and tips on making the transition to a healthy and humane vegan diet, check out ChooseVeg.com.