The connection between eating meat and the environment sounds odd, right? It did to me at first as well. You see, I follow quite a few vegan accounts on IG, although I’m not vegan. I do enjoy delicious plants as sides and an occasional meatless day or 2. For me it was all about digestion! Eating less meat is gentler on your digestive tract, but the vegan accounts would promote all the time how being vegan is helping the environment. HOWEVER, they would never say how! So I did some digging sis. Check out the 5 Ways Eating Less Meat Can Actually Save our Planet!!
- By Reducing greenhouse gas emissions:
The production of meat, especially beef, requires a lot of resources, including land, water, and feed. The livestock industry is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, particularly methane, which is produced during digestion by cows and other ruminant animals. By reducing our meat consumption, we can help to reduce these emissions and mitigate the impact of climate change.
- By Reducing deforestation:
Much of the land used for livestock production is obtained by clearing forests, which not only contributes to greenhouse gas emissions but also destroys habitat for wildlife and contributes to soil erosion.
- By Saving water:
Producing meat requires a lot of water, from the water needed to grow crops for animal feed to the water used to clean and process the meat. By eating less meat, we can reduce the amount of water needed for food production and help conserve this precious resource.
- By Reducing pollution:
Livestock farming produces large amounts of manure, which can pollute waterways and contribute to air pollution. By reducing the demand for meat, we can help to reduce the amount of manure produced and mitigate its negative impact on the environment.
- By Reducing the use of antibiotics:
Many antibiotics are used in livestock farming to prevent disease and promote growth. This overuse of antibiotics can contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which can be harmful to human health. By reducing our meat consumption, we can help to reduce the demand for these antibiotics and promote more responsible use of these important drugs.
Overall, eating less meat can help to reduce our impact on the environment and promote a more sustainable food system.
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I’m Nicole Twyman, a native New Orleanian, who has lived all across the US! Although, my small family of 4 currently calls Los Angeles, CA home. I am a proud 40+ year old mom of a wonderfully energetic and theatrical daughter, and a handsome, scholarly athlete!
While I have worked in corporate America as a certified senior project / program / portfolio manager for Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Procter & Gamble & IBM, my passion is service. It has always been my desire to live a life of service to others; which I took every opportunity to explore as an active member of many of my church’s ministries and of my public service sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.
Well, now I am over the top excited to have the opportunity to serve divas through my very own ministry, Fit, Fyne & Fabulous.