Saturday, September 15, 2007

Eat less meat, save the Earth?!

I read on newspaper yesterday, according to Japanese scientiests, 1kg of beef generates (counting everything during the livestock production) the equivalent of 36.4kg of carbon dioxide, more than the equivalent of driving for 3 hrs while leaving all the lights on back home.

A study published by The Lancet suggested people in rich countries should limit their meat intake to the equivalent of 1 hamburger per person per day to help stave off global warming. At present, the global average meat consumption is 100g per person per day, which varies fm 200g-250g in rich countries to 20g-25g in poor countries.

I think I kind of can do this! After I have my bunnies and started Yoga, I always feel that I should not eat meat. However, I am a food lover, it is difficult for me so I think at least I could eat less. I hope our mother earth could heal someday!

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