Is eating meat a detrimental threat to the environment? This debate over meat’s involvement in the global warming crisis was what inspired Nicolette Hahn Niman to write, “The Carnivore’s Dilemma.” Niman hoped writing, “The Carnivore’s Dilemma,” would cause her audience to understand that eating meat, raised on traditional farms, was a superior alternative to vegetarianism. Niman supported her claim by explaining how industrialized farms and vegetarians produce more of the three greenhouse gases that caused global warming, than that produced by traditional farms. Niman’s article fell short of being effective due to flaws in her supporting evidence and conclusion.
Grazing and growing feed for livestock now occupy 70% of all agricultural land and 30% of the ice-free terrestrial surface of the planet. If these current events continue, meat production is predicted to double between the turn of the 21st century and 2050. Yet already, the Earth is being overpowered by livestock that consume massive quantities of energy and resources, whose wastes contaminate waterways and farmlands, and when eaten excessively, degrade our health. Pollan makes a considerable point when discussing concentrated animal feedlot operations, “The economic logic of gathering so many animals together to feed them cheap corn in CAFOs is hard to argue with; it has made meat, which used to be a special occasion in most American homes” (pg. 67, An Omnivore's Dilemma).
The U.S. agricultural industry can now produce unlimited quantities of meat and grains at remarkably cheap prices. But it does so at a high cost to the environment, animals and humans”
What we eat affects not only us, but the animals, and the world. After learning the truth about where and how our meat and food products are prepared and the effects they cause on our bodies, I was shocked and disgusted. As a society, we can make a few small changes that will have a big and healthy impact on the world and how we live. Usually when you think about a cow, you picture a large farm, a red barn and cows eating grass.
Eating Towards Global Warming Global warming has been a topic of debate for many years now. A more recent argument is that food production is a key contributing factor to the global warming epidemic. In the article “A Carnivore’s Dilemma”, Nicolette Niman provides an insight to the logistics being said in these statements.
Over the past years, the average global temperature on Earth has increased significantly due to gas emissions. The demand for fruits, meats and other sources of food has been rising rapidly and respectively with the increase in Earth’s temperature due to increase in gas emissions in the atmosphere and the expanding global population. More significantly, countries with huge amounts of population growth, such as the United States, China, India, and the European Union have greater demand for food, which has higher carbon footprints. For example, China with 9040.74 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, and is number for fuel combustion. 1 The problem is that people do not know that switching to vegetarianism can help reduce the causes of global warming, which means what you eat can affect how the world will be in the future.
Veganism is a foolproof method to provide the answers the Earth needs, especially as the world’s population continues its inefficient and environmentally damaging methods of energy usage. People tend to focus on the political sides of climate change, however, the biggest problem the world faces in energy consumption is not transportation emissions but is how we go about out food systems and daily food choices. Evidence has surfaced about how daily food choices impact the climate severely. According to an assessment by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the livestock sector of global greenhouse gases surpassed that of transportation.
The documentary Cowspiracy, overall, wants to tell us about the truth behind animal agriculture, which heavily affects the survival of our planet. Basically, the documentary said that animal agriculture is responsible for most of the greenhouse gases that lead to global warming, which also affects our planet. The goal of this documentary is to make us believe that the meat industry, and by extension the fast food industry, are the causes that lead to most of our environmental issues. Also, the documentary stated that the amount of water that is used for cows and other livestock is way too much and our planet will gradually face a lack of water. The solution that they propose is just to become vegetarians, which will solve everything.
Vegetarians consume less animal fats and cholesterol and replaces it with more antioxidants and fibers. If more people decided to become vegetarians it would not only improve people’s health but also the environment and the economy. Taking America as an example, the statistics show that nearly 70% of America 's adults are suffering from obesity and one of the consequences of this is getting a heart disease meaning that you most likely have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. This is usually because the typical american diet is not very healthy because of the amount of bad fats and fast food they are consuming. If an american were to change to a vegetarian diet, the majority of the bad fats will be eliminated and replaced by foods that are
Another thing that non-vegans think about veganism is, “why do vegans always look ill?” This is a very controversial topic because people don’t think vegans are healthy. But if a meat-eater didn’t manage their diet they would get sick as well. It’s all about having enough information to do it healthfully and to not get
Fasting means that you refrain from eating certain foods, drinks, or both, or even eat anything at all for a period of time. There are modified fasting methods in which you can drink fruit juice, teas and detox drinks that are relatively easier to follow than fasting where you only drink water. However, these modified fasts must also be followed for a limited period of time. RECEIVE IT FREE OF CHARGE I want to receive my ebook and the coach 's monthly advice Adresse email
Humans should continue to incorporate meat, poultry, and dairy products in their diets instead of excluding it. Variations of vegetable-based diets exist. For instance, according to the book Vegetarianism For Teens by Jane Duden states that vegetarian diets include “lacto-ovo vegetarians, lacto vegetarians, ovo vegetarians, and