Environmental footprint of vegan and vegetarian diets 30% lower than non-vegetarian diets - VeggieBoards
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#1 Old 02-28-2013, 11:39 AM
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If the evidence that plant-based diets are better for human health is compelling, the evidence that they are better for the planet is indisputable, delegates at the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition were told.

http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Science/Environmental-footprint-of-vegan-and-vegetarian-diets-30-lower-than-non-vegetarian-diets-say-researchers-We-have-to-drastically-cut-consumption-of-meat-and-dairy

This is a fantastic article! I'm sure many of us here were already well aware of the environmental and health benefits of not eating animals but it's always great to have more info to show curious people.

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#2 Old 03-01-2013, 11:17 AM
 
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I just shared it with my one friend who might be convinced to transition to a plant-based diet solely for environmental reasons - thanks for sharing it!

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