With approximately 7 billion people for the planet to feed, about 40 percent of land surface is used for food production. Raising livestock uses the majority of that land and one third of the world’s fresh water is used in this industry. Methane, a potent greenhouse gas from cattle, generates some 20 percent of overall U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Many scientists and environmentalists believe that eating meat has major environmental consequences. Cutting down our consumption, by even as little as one meatless meal a day, and choosing meat and dairy products from pasture raised and local animals when available, can have a positive effect on our planet.
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