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Why eating less meat is better for the environment

1. Animal agriculture accounts for __ % of all Greenhouse Gases emissions.

      A. 51%B. 76%C. 19%D. 68%

Yikes! If you combined the pollution from every form of transportation in the world, meat production would still account for more. To sum up: Eat veggies, avoid major pollution.Correct answer: A. 51%

2. Cattle pastures occupy __ % of deforested areas in the Amazon.

A. 34%B. 52%C. 61%D. 80%

A higher demand for meat means a larger supply is needed. Between creating more land, pasture runoff that contaminates nearby rivers, and fire used to manage fields, the Amazon is whittling away. Try swapping out the steak and begin to help save the forest from your very own kitchen.Correct answer: D. 80%

3. If all Americans avoided eating meat or cheese for just one day a week, it would be like taking __ million cars off the road.

A. 4B. 6C. 8D. 2

It takes much more fossil fuel energy to produce meat than a garden of vegetables. It’s pretty much basic math: add plants to reduce fuel dependency.Correct answer: B. 7.6 million

4. From start to finish, meat production accounts for what percentage of the planet’s freshwater use?

A. 34%B. 93%C. 70%D. 22%

Shocking—we know. Between the production of feed and the raising and butchering process, a staggering amount of water is used. Yes, shorter showers are important, but eating more plants is exponentially more effective.

Correct answer: C. 70%

How did you do? These were specific, so don't worry if you didn’t know the exact numbers. However, when you see the data, it’s eye-opening. We encourage you to learn more about the ways you can reduce your carbon footprint and to preserve our beautiful planet.

For your next meal, try choosing plants instead of meat. In this case, a little step goes a long way. Why not start with Veestro? Shop our plant-based meals now 

Read more about What difference one person can make by going vegan

Sources: http://www.cowspiracy.com/facts/
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/may/31/supermarkets-amazon-cattle-deforestation-greenpeace
http://www.earthday.org/take-action/about-meatless-monday/
http://cok.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/MM-Environment-Fact-Sheet.pdf

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