Quite honestly, I’ve never considered myself a "tree hugger". Oh, I’ve done my part over the years, but the problem just seems so overwhelming…what impact can ONE person really have?
Well, if you care at all about the environment, you MUST watch the documentary “Cowspiracy”. I was blown away by this film! The more research I did, the more I was convinced that eating a Whole Food Plant-Based diet could literally help save our planet. I know, I know, sounds unbelievable, doesn't it? PLEASE watch the film Cowspiracy and check out the links below, if you really say that you care about the environment!
You've become a true environmentalist. Animal agriculture is literally choking the Earth and destroying its natural resources. It is responsible for up to 91% of Amazon rainforest destruction and 18% of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust from all transportation. Eating meat and dairy is the leading cause of species extinction, wildlife destruction, water pollution, water consumption, and land use. Replacing animal products in our meals is the most profound way to practice environmentalism. “Just as we nourish and heal ourselves with the food on our plate, we can heal the world around us by our food choices. A plant-based diet is the best choice for the sustenance of our planet." ~ Kris Carr, NYTimes best-selling author
Livestock and their byproducts account for....51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. ~ Cowspiracy.com