Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Poster of the Week

Make a Difference 3 Times a Day
by Caryn Hartglass for EarthSave

In Diet for a New America, EarthSave Founder John Robbins described the often overlooked yet immense environmental cost of modern meat and demonstrated how diets low on the food chain are much more earth friendly. Up until then (the late ’80s), people had become vegetarian for ethical reasons out of concern for animals, or for health reasons, but he was attempting to show how the environmental reasons are every bit as compelling.

It took some time for these realities to be recognized, but in recent years, there has been a greatly increased awareness, perhaps most notably reflected in “Livestock’s Long Shadow,” released in 2007 by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The report found that raising livestock is one of the most significant contributors to the serious environmental problems besetting our world. Livestock are responsible, the report stated, for a far greater share of greenhouse gas emissions than even transportation.

Artwork © 2010 EarthSave.

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