Of all the activities we humans can do individually to improve the health of our planet to sustain us, it is to reduce the consumption of meat. It is estimated that animal production may contribute from 18% to 25% of greenhouse gas emission. But that is not the whole story.
World Watch editors concluded in the July/August 2004 edition that "the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future -- deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities and the spread of disease."
Delectable Planet was created to provide assistance to those wishing to make a difference with a change of diet. It is a choice we can all make that has huge benefits not only to the planet but to our own personal health. We don't have to wait for politicians, laws or deal with special interest groups.
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