Monday, December 29, 2008

Mitigate Climate Change: go veggie

Did you know that nearly 70% of all grains grown in the US are used to feed animals?

Did you know that this amount of grains in one year can feed 800 million people in a same period of time?

Can we really say "development" when millions are growing sickly obese eating meat fed with grains while other millions are starving because they don't even have grains?

No one is to blame. We are just not yet globally aware of our interconnectedness, which leads to global conflicts and eventually to global transformations. And we are not yet individually conscious that money and the material possessions that can be acquired through it are not the essential aspects of life on Earth or humankind's sustainable development.

Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Nobel Prize-laureate Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, stated:
"The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has estimated that direct emissions from meat production account for about 18% of the world's total greenhouse gas emissions. So I want to highlight the fact that among options for mitigating climate change, changing diets is something one should consider."

Stop eating meat. That's my New Year's resolution.

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