Friday, September 19, 2008

More on meat consumption and the environment

Here's a follow-up on how food production impacts the environment. According to the "Meatless Monday" website, which describes itself as a national health campaign in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: if every American replaced one chicken meal per week with a vegetarian one, the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than a half-million cars off U.S. roads. Read the read of the article here.

Thanks to blog reader "BJC" for the link!

2 comments:

Peggy said...

When I read John Robbins book, Diet for a New American 16 years ago, I was shocked about the environmental aspect of meat consumption.

Last year I started working for Meatless Monday (www.meatlessmonday.com). Thanks for mentioning the article. We have lots of resources for folks who want to start eating less meat. Reducing the amount of meat in your diet, even just one day a week, is good for you - and good for the planet!

Andrew said...

Great post, To keep my ecological foot print low I like to eat local as much as possible. I intern with the Eat Well Guide, and we've teamed up with Consumers Union (publisher of Consumer Reports) to issue the Local, Organic Thanksgiving Challenge this year. Will you join us? And share a recipe? Read more on the Green Fork www.blog.eatwellguide.org/2008/11/take-the-local-organic-thanksgiving-challenge