Did You Know Eating Less Meat Can Help You Be More Eco-Friendly?

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A lot of people are vegan or vegetarian for moral reasons, but did you know that consuming less meat is actually good for the planet as much as it is for animals?

Even if you don’t eat meat one day out of the week, you will save as much CO2 from polluting the air as 16 cars being taken off the road.

Here are some ways that eating meat worsens our planet.


Keeping animals alive, especially bigger ones like cows takes a lot of water. Some estimates have said that a kilo of beef requires anywhere from 13,000 liters up to 100,000. Compare that to wheat which only requires 1,000-2,000 liters of water to produce a kilo of product, and you see how much water can be saved.

Also, manure from the livestock often gets leaked into water sources, deeming the water undrinkable for people living near these farms.



All animals, especially cows and pigs, produce methane when they fart, which sounds funny, but is a serious deal.

Not only that, but methane gets released from their manure, as well as from the oil that transports them to market, keeps the meat cold, etc. Methane is the most dangerous greenhouse gas and by mass producing livestock, more and more is destroying the ozone.