Why should I go veg?

A few quick stats:

  • - If everyone in the U.S. ate no meat or cheese just 1 day a week for a year, it would be equivalent to not driving 91 billion miles - or taking 7.6 million cars off the road!
  • - Animal agriculture uses a staggering 70% of all arable land and 30% of the land surface of the planet.
  • - Livestock production makes a 40% greater contribution to global warming than all transportation in the world combined; it is the number one cause of climate change.

You can make a difference - eat less meat!


For More Information

For more information on going vegetarian/vegan and the reasons to do so, please visit these sites:

  • 2011 Meat Eater's Guide: Read about the effects of industrialized meat production on climate change and your health. From the Environmental Working Group.
  • Food and Water Watch: Food and Water Watch is a non-profit public interest organization working to ensure that our food is safe and sustainably produced and our wateris clean and safe to drink.
  • Meat.org - The website the Meat Industry doesn't want you to see
  • Modern Meat - from PBS' Frontline - Have the dramatic changes in the U.S. meat industry compromised the safety of Ameria's beef?
  • Consequences of increased global meat consumption on the global environment - trade in virtual water, energy & nutrients - Stanford University, Woods Institute for the Environment
  • Sustainable Table - info on food, agriculture, and environmental topics
  • High Steaks - The world is approaching Peak Meat, producing 7 times more than in 1950


Recommended Books


Videos & Films

  • Meet Your Meat - Actor/activist Alec Baldwin exposes the truth behind humanity's cruelest invention - the factory farm
  • Food, Inc. - factory farming facts and the state of food
  • Forks Over Knives - Prevent and reverse disease with a whole-food plant-based diet


Vegetarian & Vegan Recipes