Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Go Vegitarian or Don't Go at All

A leading British scientist is advocating that everyone become a vegetarian in order to fight global warming. The basic argument is that the production of meat sources for food takes up more natural resources than a vegetarian diet and that the cows and pigs that we eat produce a high percentage of the methane gas that contributes to global warming. The most interesting part of the article to me though talked about how much meat an average person in Britain eats in a day. I am guessing that they do not go to McDonalds much.

"On average, a British person eats 50g of protein derived from meat each day — the equivalent of a chicken breast or a lamb chop. This is a relatively low level for a wealthy country but between 25 per cent and 50 per cent higher than the amount recommended by the World Health Organisation."

1 comment:

shadowmom1 said...