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Earth-Friendly Vegan Diet

Happy Earth Day, earthlings! I hope you enjoyed all the Earth Day features this week. If you want to make a change in this world, here is an invitation: ‘please consider a vegetarian diet, or  even better- a Vegan Diet.’ Please read on and watch the recommended videos to learn more.

Today’s Topic: The Earth-Friendly Vegan Diet
Today’s Challenge: Consider a Vegan Diet to Help Save the Planet


A Vegan Diet: 
Earth-friendly and Earth-saving
Source:The Guardian

According to a UN Report, a global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change.

As the global population surges towards a predicted 9.1 billion people by 2050, western tastes for diets rich in meat and dairy products are unsustainable, says the report from United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) international panel of sustainable resource management.

It says: “Impacts from agriculture are expected to increase substantially due to population growth increasing consumption of animal products. Unlike fossil fuels, it is difficult to look for alternatives: people have to eat. A substantial reduction of impacts would only be possible with a substantial worldwide diet change, away from animal products.”

Professor Edgar Hertwich, the lead author of the report, said: “Animal products cause more damage than [producing] construction minerals such as sand or cement, plastics or metals. Biomass and crops for animals are as damaging as [burning] fossil fuels.”

Agriculture, particularly meat and dairy products, accounts for 70% of global freshwater consumption, 38% of the total land use and 19% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.


Read VEGANISM in a Nutshell on The Vegetarian Resource Group
ALL You Need to Know About VEGAN LIFESTYLE & Nutrition is on this site: The Vegan Society
Read about the Health Benefits of a Vegan Diet & More on Medical News Today
Read about “How Humans Are Not Physically Created To Eat Meat” on Celestial Healing
Please watch this PETA video to understand
why “MEAT is NOT GREEN”

Climate change has been called humankind’s “greatest challenge” and the world’s most grave environmental threat, but what is the leading cause of our climate crisis? …It might actually be on your dinner plate. A recent United Nations report concluded that a global shift toward a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.(PETA)
Please check out the Top 10 Reasons to Go Vegan on PETA. But allow me to mention two reasons on this post that relate to the Earth& The World:

Go Vegan and HELP FEED THE WORLD
Eating meat doesn’t just hurt animals—it hurts people too. It takes tons of crops and water to raise farmed animals. In fact, it takes up to 16 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of animal flesh! All that plant food could be used much more efficiently if it were fed directly to people. The more people who go vegan, the more we can feed the hungry.


Go Vegan and SAVE THE PLANET
Eating meat is one of the worst things that you can do for the Earth. It’s wasteful, it causes enormous amounts of pollution, and the meat industry is one of the biggest causes of climate change. Adopting a vegan diet is more important than switching to a “greener” car in the fight against climate change.(My personal note: Without a doubt, the switch to a vegan diet will have a significant positive impact on the planet. But I’ll say less car use or no car use is still necessary to add to the equation in our efforts to save the planet.)
With aerial footage from 54 countries, “Home” is a depiction of how the Earth’s problems are all interlinked.


Here is my sample of a whole day’s Vegan Menu:

Breakfast
A Colorful Fruit Platter
Lots & lots of fruit and remember the more colours the better. This is an indicator that you are getting all kinds of nutrients.
Lunch
Portobello Mushroom Burger
To make it a truly Vegan treat, use an eggless bread 
and add a slice of soy cheese (if available).
*Check out VEGANBURG, Singapore’s 
first organic Vegan fast-food restaurant
Dinner
Peanut-Tofu Salad
Colorful, delicious, nutritious 
& surprisingly filling too!

“I don’t understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on cholesterol-lowering drugs for the rest of their lives.” 
~ Dean Ornish, M.D. 
(author of Eat More, Weigh Less)


“Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” 
~ Albert Einstein 
(trailblazing physicist, 1879 -1955)


Source for Vegan Quotes

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