Go veggie young man!

A 2006 United Nations report states that the meat industry produces more greenhouse gases than all the SUVs, cars, trucks, planes, and ships in the world combined! And according to the Environmental Defense, if every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetarian foods instead, the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than a half-million cars off U.S. roads.

I suppose it is easier for me (as a vegetarian) to pontificate on the demerits of a meat laden diet. I do recognize that it is simply impossible for almost anybody to make such drastic changes to their diet overnight. Perhaps with these constraints in mind, an Oakland based group called “Compassionate Cooks” is offering a wide variety of resources (including cooking classes) for people interested in making the switch.

Compassionate Cooks is dedicated to empowering people to make informed food choices and to debunking myths about vegetarianism and animal rights through cooking classes, recipes and resources, workshops and lectures, articles and essays …

Check them out … the Earth will thank you 🙂

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