Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 3.42.51 PM-thumb-210x206Not only is a meatless diet good for farmed animals and your health, it has also been shown to reduce your individual carbon footprint by 1,230 kilograms per year, according to a new UK study.

Unfortunately, the meat industry alone is a substantial contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, such nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, and methane. While most consumers focus on reducing their CO2 emissions, or their carbon footprints, methane and nitrous oxide produced by cattle digestion and fertilization of soil, respectively, are much more powerful greenhouse gases.

As a recent Treehugger article concludes, “It is clear that we humans are better off eating vegetables, fruits, and grains directly, instead of using them to feed animals, which is a polluting, inefficient, and roundabout way of nourishing ourselves.” When eating meat takes this much of a toll on our already endangered environment, the choice to reduce or eliminate meat from our diets is obviously the right one.

Looking to change your diet to make positive change for the planet, the animals, and yourhealth? Check out ChooseVeg.com for ways to make meat-free meals fun, convenient, and delicious!

New Study: Cut Your Carbon Footprint by Going Vegan – MFA Blog.

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