"There are scientific reasons why meat is bad for our climate, environment, agriculture, behaviour, ethics and even antibiotic use.
But researchers say people are “unaware of the range and severity of meat’s environmental impacts”, especially when compared to other food habits.
They’ve also found that environmental sustainability is hardly a motivation to encourage people to stop eating meat because they’re more concerned about their money and health.
“The consumption of meat, at least when viewed from the global perspective, is one of the most environmentally damaging day-to-day behaviours that humans perform,” said researcher Garrett Lentz from the University of Otago.
“This is due to the vast range and severity of impacts tied to the raising of animals for food, including land and water degradation; habitat and biodiversity loss; and contribution to pollution, ocean dead zones, and climate change.
“No matter the driver for change, whether it be for environmental sustainability, improved public health or animal welfare, reduced meat consumption would result in a more efficient food system that could feed more people with fewer resources, thereby minimising at least some of the associated environmental impacts that are being seen today.”"Vegetarian Zen?
Plus, I just love eating prawns...on occasion.
So, I guess that makes me a "Flexitarian", too;-)
Plate of shrimp?-)
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