Becoming a vegetarian can protect your planet

We only have one Earth and if we wish to keep it for future generations we need to ask ourselves how we can help protect the environment.   The best way to offset your carbon footprint is to stop eating meat.

Have a look what Britons can do by cutting back the amount of meat they eat:

Livestocks impact on the environment

A report concluded by Jeff Anhang and Robert Goodland for World Watch, found that livestock accounts for 51% of all Greenhouse gases. Previous research by the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation found livestock’s contribution to only be 18%.

Choosing not to eat meat today will result in positive effects in our lifetime because, methane and Nitrous Oxide is a short-lived gas that will fall out of our atmosphere in the next few decades if the number of livestock diminished.Some experts say between 200 and 500 litres of methane and Nitrous Oxide are released by livestock per day. Methane is 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide and Nitrous Oxide is 256 times more powerful than carbon dioxide in terms of global warming and ozone destruction.

We at Fry’s believe there is a connection between the food we eat and the health of the planet. Therefore choosing not to eat meat as little as one day a week, will greatly reduce our impact on the environment.

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