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G is for Go Vegetarian Once A Week

G is for Go Vegetarian Once A Week

One less meat-based meal a week helps the planet and your diet. For example: It requires 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef. For each hamburger that originated from animals raised on rain-forest land, approximately 55 square feet of forest have been destroyed. Top 10 reasons to go vegetarian.

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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10:08PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

This does look good! Will try! Thank you!

1:14AM PST on Mar 6, 2013


10:34PM PST on Mar 5, 2013

You're preaching to the choir, vegan here :)

4:41PM PDT on Oct 7, 2012

I agree with Heidi, go vegetarian.

12:18AM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

Thank you for sharing!

5:43PM PDT on Oct 2, 2012

My 2 c. For those that are used with meat, it will be hard to go vegetarian even once a week. They will fill malnourished and punished, and the decision won't last for too long especially in busy families with kids. The food industry should think very seriously about bringing on the market vegan/vegetarian meals that are easy to prepare and tasteful. Vegan dishes are by far more nutritious, lighter and healthier. As for the taste, they always taste better than the meat dishes especially the meat produced in factory farms. Even before turning vegetarian, I always disliked the meat as being tasteless and admired the good taste of Indian Cuisine with their variety of flavors and veggie combinations). However for the working parents/families in general it's very time consuming to cook rich in proteins and tasteful reciepies, unless you limit yourselves to a few options - beans, rice, or vegetable stew.

12:35PM PDT on Oct 2, 2012

To go vegetarian once a week or so is easy, not sure I'd do it all the time though, too limiting for me.

4:52PM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

Reducing your consumption of meat not only helps to reduce the suffering of the livestock themselves, but fewer wild animals (bison, wolves, etc) will be killed by the livestock ranchers as well.

1:12PM PDT on Sep 6, 2012


5:01AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

I've discovered that there are lots of easy meat-free recipes, so it's no real hardship to "go vegetarian" a couple of days a week.

Aoife O., perhaps you could offer to cook one day a week, if that would help to persuade your Mum?

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