Do you know how much of an impact we can make on the environment by just changing our eating habits? If every American cut out meat one day of the week, it would be the equivalent of taking eight million cars off the road. Eight million cars! Just by swapping out meat for delicious vegetarian meals — one day of the week.
One of most effective actions we can take against climate change is to reduce our consumption of factory farmed beef. Why? As the engaging video from INFORM (posted below) points out:
- Livestock production produces one-fifth of all global greenhouse gases, more than all transportation sources combined.
- It takes seven pounds of grain and 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of hamburger.
- Seventy percent of all antibiotic use in the U.S. is used in livestock production.
If cutting out beef sounds like too much of a sacrifice, watch the video and learn about alternative and more sustainable meat companies. Unveil the secrets and use your consumer power to improve the health of your body and your planet.
INFORM has other great videos in this series: “The Secret Life of Paper” and “The Secret Life of Cell Phones.” You can find links to them here.