24 May 2007
Vegetarian is earth friendly!
Being a vegetarian is also earth friendly. Farmed animals produce more greenhouse gas emissions than the world's entire transport systems. It also takes less water to grow vegetarian food than it does to produce meat. Livestock production is responsible for 70% of the Amazon deforestation in Latin America where the rainforest has been cleared to create new pastures supplying meat (including fast food giants) around the world.
Read more detailed info on the Vegetarian Society page here: http://www.vegsoc.org/vegweek/reasons.html
This post is written as part of National Vegetarian Week here in the UK.