The Pros And Cons Of Food Diets

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There have been drastic changes in our diets over the years. It has more meat, dairy, and sugar than before. Intake of grains has reduced a lot. We depend a lot on canned or processed foods. Nowadays consumers demand cheap food so more of corn and soy are in demand. Farmers grow these crops consistently which is known as monoculture; because of this the soil depletes and forces farmers to use greater amounts of pesticides and fertilizers. Even the animals are fed corn, which again motivates farmers to cultivate the same crop. The effect of food on climate is scary. Because of monoculture lot of pesticides and fertilizers are used. The effect they have on natural wildlife and our water supply is drastic. For example due to chemicals in the Mississippi River, particularly fertilizers, no fish or other animals can…show more content…
Worldwide, livestock rearing is responsible for nearly 20% of all greenhouse gases and is rapidly destroying rainforests in the Amazon and elsewhere. Meat production is harmful to our water supply also. Beef production uses lot of water and it also contaminates our waterways. It is estimated that 1,800 and 2,500 gallons of water go into producing each pound of beef. It includes from providing water to the cattle to watering fields to produce grain for the cattle to eat. This much amount of water could produce many vegetables as 16 pounds of broccoli, 25 pounds of potatoes and many more. Animal waste also creates unsafe levels of antibiotics, phosphorus, nitrogen and other things in our soil and drinking water. Vegetarians generally have a lower risk of developing high blood pressure, several forms of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity because these diets are usually lower in fat and higher in fiber. A vegetarian diet will result in a quicker weight loss because it tends to be low in

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