Entire Town Goes Vegetarian!

A huge win for those of us who do not partake in meat!

From findingDulcinea:

City Goes Vegetarian to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Cutting one day of meat consumption may cut greenhouse gas emissions for the city of Ghent by as much as 18 percent, one of the promoters of Ghent’s “VeggieDag” (Veggie Day) told Reuters.

A 2006 report from the United Nations found that cattle farming emits more harmful greenhouse gasses than cars and other modes of transportation. The report also explains that a great deal of land on Earth is dedicated to livestock, “which now use 30 per cent of the earth’s entire land surface,” adding that most of it is for grazing, “but also including 33 per cent of the global arable land used to producing feed for livestock,” said a UN News Center piece on the study.

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Triumph! Because the only thing I love more than broccoli is being right.


2 thoughts on “Entire Town Goes Vegetarian!

  1. Well, good for Ghent, Belgium. I am impressed.
    Haven’t eaten mammals for over 30 years, but I still eat poultry and fish – but not daily. Guess what? I love broccoli too! I could have it as my vegie with every meal.


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