Are you considering going Vegetarian? Here's another factor to take into account.07:00:00
I don't believe I am wrong when I say that a lot of people, myself included have been through a phase where they have considered taking the plunge and avoid consuming meat products. I, personally have been through this phase many times. My love for addictive chicken rolls and the likes is much too strong. However I have started to limit the amount of meat I eat and reconsider this dietary decision. As an Agricultural Science student, I have learned about the environmental impacts of a largely meat based diet and how it effects our carbon footprints etc. If you are considering vegetarianism this may be another factor to consider in favor of the decision. According to the following article; if you reduce your meat intake one day a week it would be the equivalent to taking half a million cars off the road! That's massive when thinking on an environmental level.
Up until recently, I never really considered where my food derived from. In my mind, the food merely was picked up from the super market. It's amazing to think that every ounce of food consumed by us goes through the whole "from farm to fork" process. According to the Environmental Working Group, the production, processing and distribution of meat needs large amounts of pesticides, fertilizer, fuel, feed and water while releasing greenhouse gases, manure and a variety of toxic chemicals which all prove harmful to the environment. Using animals like sheep and such for grazing will also cause CO2 to be emmited by removing forestry and land for the purpose of grazing. If you are as passionate about the environment as I am, going vegetarian may be the way for you to go.
I think the figures regarding meat all conclude that they are causing more good than bad. How about the Vegetarian figures? Are they as helpful. Well, according to this article going vegetarian can half your CO2 emissions from food alone!
This is a really interesting topic to research so I thought I would give you guys a small bit of information on it. If I had written any more I reckon a lot of people would have stopped reading my post. :)
If you are interested in the slightest, I will be providing a few links below for you to do some research!!
I really hope you enjoyed this different post as food is something which fascinates me and I really wanted to write something different and a bit more meaningful than an OOTD post. :)
I will see you soon,
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