Meat Is Not Green! Print

According to a 2006 U.N. report, the meat industry produces more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, planes, and ships in the world combined—providing further evidence that meat's not green. These gases worsen climate change and might lead to catastrophic disasters—like droughts, floods, hurricanes, rising sea levels, and disease outbreaks—unless we drastically reduce the amounts emitted into the atmosphere.

Last year, Brazil announced that in the 12 months to July, it had lost 12,000 square kilometers of the Amazon rainforest, mainly to cattle ranchers and soy producers supplying European markets with animal feed. There is water scarcity in large parts of the world, yet livestock rearing can use up to 200 times more water a kilogram of meat produced than is used in growing wheat.

We can get our daily nutritional needs from a well balanced vegetarian diet and you could be helping the environment at the same time. Why not give our range of vegetarian ready meals a try, also available at selected Tesco and Asda superstores.