" In places like the United States, Canada, Australia, and the European Union, as well as those developing quickly to mirror Western practices of "food animal" production such as China, eliminating or drastically reducing animal products from your diet is by far the number one thing you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. It is also extremely under-recommended by environmental organizations. Most people know about fossil fuels, transportation, renewable energy, insulating their homes, efficient appliances, etc. But they do not recognize the enormous contributions their diets (and especially meat and dairy) make to climate change. One estimate from World Bank researchers (Goodland & Anhang, 2009) says animal agriculture contributes 51% of all greenhouse gases to climate change!! Even much lower estimates of 18% (FAO, 2006) still put animal agriculture as contributing more to climate change than the entire transportation industry combined. About 20 vegans can be fed on the amount of land it takes to feed 1 meat-eater." ~ Regina.. read more
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“If you are a feminist and are not a vegan, you are ignoring the exploitation of female non humans and the com- modification of their reproductive processes, as well as the destruction of their relationship with their babies;
Change your regular meals into low-fat vegan meals with the Vegetarian Starter Kit from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Visit http://pcrm.org/ for a lot more information.
Children are the most visible victims of under-nutrition. Children who are poorly nourished suffer up to 160 days of illness each year. Poor nutrition plays a role in at least half of the estimated 10.9 million child deaths each year. Under-nutrition magnifies the effect of every disease, including measles and malaria.
Whom ever achieves victory over their body, exercises personal power. People who rule their nutrition also have the power to help change the social order of their world.