One can’t truly be green and eat meat, the two just don’t go hand in hand. Meat (or the raising of animals for meat) is one of the most destructive practices ever invented.
Animal agriculture and specifically factory farming are
vicious on Mother Earth, not to mention the animals. But since around the 1950′s Americans have been programmed not only to LOVE meat, but to think they NEED it.
We can debate the NEED for meat till the cows come home,but one can’t deny the hell on Earth animal rearing is causing on our planet. One way to combat this eco nightmare and or reduce it, is by reducing or eliminating the consumption of meat.
You can start by reducing it. Phase meat out gradually, why not start with the awesome new initiative over at the Huffington Post site titled “Meatless in May”.
As it sounds, the idea is to not eat meat for one month. One month – can you do it? Sure you can.
Start by reading up on meatless options and yes you do have options, plenty actually. Meat doesn’t have to be the center of each and every entree – think OUTSIDE the box – and you will discover an oasis of delicious, healthy, and fun meal ideas. There’s a vast and impressive array of fruits and veggies available to you right now that when prepared right, and made into imaginative dishes – will excite and delight you. You just need to give it a good ‘ole fashioned try.
Cutting out or reducing meat is as easy as 1-2-3.
Visit Your Daily Thread to read further on Meatless in May and for tips on how to participate.
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via Huffington Post