As people are becoming increasingly aware of what they eat and how it correlates with the health of their bodies and immune system, they are also beginning to see the correlation between food and the health of the planet. In other words, our inner and outer environments are connected.
Meat production (beef, poultry and other animal protein) is one of the LARGEST contributers to environmental pollution in the world. Raising animals for food contributes to an unbelievable amount of pollution in the Earths water, topsoil, fossil fuels and other natural resources. It is also responsible for mass destruction of rain forests, species extinction, climate change and more. Meat production has quadrupled in the past 50 years and livestock now outnumber people 3 to 1… basically, the population of livestock is growing at a faster rate than the human population! (FAO, FAOSTAT Agricultural Data 2002 www.fao.org).