I try not to get on my vegetarian soapbox too often. Really, no one wants to hear anyone else preach about their religious, political, dietary, exercise or any other strongly held beliefs. Now and again, though, an article appears that warrants sharing for conscious eaters. This article from the Washington Post sums up one of the main reasons why all environmentally aware consumers should consider reducing the amount of meat eaten weekly, if for no reason other than to benefit the health of our planet.
I’ve written before about why I became a vegetarian. By no means do I think that everyone must embrace vegetarianism. I do, however, think that we are all responsible to know where our food comes from, how it is treated before it is brought to market, and what impact our food choices have on our environment.