Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I copied this straight from Care2.com:

The biggest contribution we can make to fight global warming is to eat less meat and dairy products.

Here are some facts from a 2006 United Nations Report:

The U.S. population is about 300 million but 10 billion land animals are slaughtered every year.
U.S. farms produce 5 million tons of manure every day.
Resources are wasted all along the way; pollution affects the soil, air, water, us.
Livestock are responsible for a fifth of global warming emissions—more than the entire world’s transportation combined.
35 percent of the grain grown in America goes for livestock.
When the Amazon rain forests are cut down, 70 percent of the land is used for pasture and grain production.

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