Carrie Pratt http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1074/all en 6 Reasons to Eat Less Meat http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/6_reasons_to_eat_less_meat <p>Three in 100 American adults call themselves vegetarians. Try it part-time by going meat-free one or two days a week. (Below, stats to inspire you.) With <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_summer_recipes">bountiful summer produce</a>, it’s easy!</p> <p> <strong>1.</strong> 20% of the world’s population could be fed with the grain and soybeans used to feed U.S. cattle.</p> <p><strong>2. </strong>5,000: gallons of water it takes to produce 1 pound of meat.</p> <p><strong>3.</strong> 25: gallons of water it takes to produce 1 pound of wheat.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Carrie Pratt </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Going vegetarian may benefit everyone, including you! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="225" height="225" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/6421yellow_veggies_basket_alt.jpg?1250874789" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> July/August 2009 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Must-Have Meatless Recipes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_vegetarian_recipes">Healthy Vegetarian Recipes and Menus</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/vegetarian_meal_plan">Vegetarian Meal Plan</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_tofu_recipes">Healthy Tofu Recipes and Cooking Tips</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101/shopping_cooking_guides/guide_to_cooking_20_vegetables">Guide to Cooking 20 Vegetables</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/vegetarian_recipes_you_must_try">Meatless Monday: Healthy Vegetarian Recipes You Must Try</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle2"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Also of Interest </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks2"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/what_is_your_water_footprint">What Is Your “Water Footprint”?</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/mexico_s_sustainable_avocado_mecca">Mexico&#039;s Sustainable Avocado Mecca</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/fast_food_the_real_cost_of_a_hamburger">Fast Food: The Real Cost of a Hamburger</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Three in 100 American adults call themselves vegetarians. Try it part-time by going meat-free one or two days a week. (Below, stats to inspire you.) With bountiful summer produce, it’s easy!</p> <p> * 20% of the world’s population could be fed with the grain and soybeans used to feed U.S. cattle.<br /> * 5,000: gallons of water it takes to ­produce 1 pound of meat.<br /> * 25: gallons of water it takes to ­produce 1 pound of wheat.<br /> * 30% of the world’s land is involved in livestock production.<br /> * 4.5% more greenhouse gases are produced worldwide by animal farming than by transportation.<br /> * 20% reduction in meat consumption would have the same impact as switching from a standard sedan (e.g., Camry) to an ultra-efficient vehicle (e.g., Prius).</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/6_reasons_to_eat_less_meat#comments Carrie Pratt July/August 2009 Food News & Origins - Green & Sustainable Fri, 21 Aug 2009 17:14:07 +0000 Nifer 10251 at http://www.eatingwell.com