After two years of following a vegetarian diet, I’ve had countless opportunities to share my ideology concerning food consumption with those who are curious enough to ask why I don’t eat meat. You’ll never hear me preach about the inhumane treatment and cruelty towards animals. Hell, I don’t preach at all. But when they do ask, it gives me a chance to spark a dinner conversation concerning the precious resources used to get our food on the table.
PETA has left many Americans with a bad taste in their mouth, but for many vegetarians there’s more than “save the animals” on their agenda. As concern for our country’s unsustainable lifestyle continues to grow, many people have decided to take a stand at the table.
I’m always delighted to see that many who hear my “Food Matters” speech are genuinely interested and want to continue the conversation. Yet, there’s always the question of whether or not the choice to be a non-animal product consumer really makes a difference.
Whether you wanna save your wallet or the world, a vegetarian diet might save more than you think….
The GOOD Go Vegetarian challenge ends today after four meat-free weeks. We’re all feeling great, but we also wanted to quantify the value of our efforts, which is where our fantastic editorial intern Kat came in. Kat did some number-crunching and created the calculations below to find out how…