Burgers vs. Global warming, anyone?

“In a 2006 report, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) concluded that worldwide livestock farming generates 18% of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions — by comparison, all the world’s cars, trains, planes and boats account for a combined 13% of greenhouse gas emissions,” as stated by TIME Magazine on September 10, 2008.   Many experts understand that consumers need to restrict their meat consumption, which would help stem the global warming issue that is becoming increasingly more prominent.  There has also been attribution to this fact from the Scientific American on February 4, 2009, which has also supported the statement that less consumption of meat would help diminish the effects of global warming by indirectly cutting a significant amount of greenhouse emissions.

Manure has also been affecting the greenhouse emissions, where it has 296 times the warming effect of carbon dioxide.  The average person in a developed country consumers approximately 176 lbs. of meat annually, as aopposed to 66 lbs. for an individual living in a developing country. 

With this information in the frontal lobe, individuals must take responsibility concerning their nutrition and health.  Additionally important is the fact that consuming less eat will inevitably benefit the Earth within 20 years, which is an enlightening proposal.  Instead of being selfish and ignorant toward the facts, more people should think twice before getting a double whopper from McDonald’s and think about the future of human health and the health of the Earth in which we live in.

 

NOW TAKE A LOOK AT THIS JUICY DELICATESSEN THAT TRANSLATES INTO HOTTER SUMMERS, RUINED ECOSYSTEMS, AND THE HOT TOPIC FOR LEGISLATION AND FOREIGN POLICY…

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~ by jrn320afigueroa on February 6, 2009.

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