The vegan diet is the best greenhouse gas reducer | News, Sports, Jobs

Earth Day is here this month. So, what is the state of the Earth?

Well, as The Associated Press reported in The Maui News recently (April 5): “UN warns Earth ‘firmly on course towards an unlivable world.'”

Another AP article in the newspaper (April 5) reports that the World Health Organization claims that “99% of the world’s population breathes poor air quality. » Not very encouraging.

So what can we do as individuals?

Well, that same UN report said a vegan diet produces the most greenhouse gas mitigation. Nothing new, actually. The UN told us in 2006 in its report “The Long Shadow of Animal Husbandry” that animal agriculture produces more greenhouse gases than all modes of transport combined.

Yes, these are all cars, trucks, buses, planes and trains. Animal agriculture is also one of the main contributors to all other forms of global environmental problems. It wastes massive amounts of land, food, energy and water. So what are we waiting for, people? If you haven’t already given up meat, dairy, and eggs and replaced them with unprocessed fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, and seeds, now is the time. .

You will also contribute to your health. The European Parliament is now urging its citizens to change their diet accordingly. In addition, you will help reduce animal suffering in the most significant way.

Stephen Beidner


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