A vegan diet will lower your grocery bill | Letters

Can you believe the meat price increases predicted by the USDA Economic Research Service? Fifteen percent for red meat and 11% for fish and eggs! Well above the expected inflation rate of 8%, already the highest in four decades.

The obvious solution recommended by nutritionists – fresh vegetables. They contain all the nutrients necessary for a healthy life and none of the saturated fats, cholesterol, hormones and antibiotics loaded in animal products. They contain complex carbohydrates, fiber and essential vitamins and minerals. They offer a significantly reduced risk of contracting heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, diabetes and obesity.

Fresh vegetables only increased by 4.3%, well below the inflation rate of 8%.

A University of Michigan research report found that replacing 50% of animal products with plant-based foods would avoid more than 1.6 billion tons of greenhouse gases d 2030 – President Biden’s target date for a 50% reduction in emissions.

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In an environmentally sustainable world, we must replace meat and other animal products with vegetables, fruits and grains, just as we replace fossil fuels with wind, solar and other energy sources. renewable energy.

This outrageous increase in the price of meat could be our blessing in disguise.

Martin Wittmayer, Waterloo