Vegetarian Lifestyles

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Makel Waters
Mr. Foster
English Honors 5A
12 January 2018
VeggieTales increase the desire to eat vegetables
Food is the basis of life and without food, life as we know it would be nonexistent. Every person has completely different taste buds and everyone likes particular types of foods. Many people also adapt to different lifestyles that can affect their lives in positive or negative ways. Examples of these lifestyles are vegetarians, vegans, fruitarians, and pescatarians. They each offer distinct benefits to the health and wellbeing of the human body, but they can deprive the body from specific nutrients. Vegetarianism is one of the most common lifestyles that people accommodate to and it is one of the most well known. Adapting to a vegetarian
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Global warming is becoming more of a problem each and every day, and scientists are finding small ways in which people can help reduce the way they affect the world. “Because 18 percent of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions comes from meat production, by 2050, we will need to cut our meat consumption by 50 percent in order to feed everyone and to prevent a climate change disaster”(Vegetarians Contribute). About 10% of the land on Earth is used for agricultural crops, but most of that food goes towards feeding the livestock. 70% of all grain produced goes toward feeding different types of livestock, which the amount of food that maybe one cow may produce is not equivalent to the amount of food which it may take in. Over 1 billion people on Earth are overfed, and it is mainly due to the amount of meat products that goes into their bodies. Non-vegetarians consume double the amount of recommended protein intake, and most of their protein is found in animal based sources. If everyone was able to commit to only plant based protein,s it would result in a 98% decrease of greenhouse gas emissions (Henning). This outcome would reduce global warming drastically and help conserve much of the world’s resources. People must change their eating habits if they hope to provide a prosperous Earth for future…show more content…
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