Thursday, February 19, 2015

Want to help the environment? Eat less meat

I'm sure I've said it once before but it bears repeating that a main contributor to the (lack of) health of the environment is our outsize consumption of meat. A new article in the Washington Post reaffirms this, based on nutritionists' recommendations, but based on the claims of environmental scientists as well. It's not hard to understand: it takes more resources to produce meat than it takes to produce plants, and the production of plants also is associated with fewer externalities. The more meat we eat, the more resources we consume.

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