"Unless we change our food choices, nothing else matters. Because it is
meat that is destroying most of our forests. It is meat that pollutes the
waters, it is meat that is creating disease which leads to all our money
being diverted to hospitals. So it’s the first choice for anybody who
wants to save the earth."Maneka GandhiWith
earth facing a major potential crisis as a result of climate change, which sees
ice cap receding at an ever alarmingly accelerated rate and could be gone by
end of 2012, with huge storehouse of toxic gases trapped beneath awaiting to be
However, it takes time to research, develop and implement renewable energy
feasibly on a wide scale level. As green technology gets implemented, we should
also be looking into other means of going green.
And switching to
vegetarian/vegan diet is the fastest, easiest and most effective way
that we, as an individual, could do to reduce greenhouse gases. Meat industry accounts for not just 1/5 but more
than 1/2 of the greenhouse gas emissions produced by human related activities.
Vegan diet is not only environmentally friendly, but is also healthier, almost
karmaless and nips factory farming induced diseases like H1N5 in the bud, apart
from alleviating the sufferings and killings of the animals. Start by having vegan
once a week, and gradually reduce meat intake from there. The positive and
harmonious atmosphere created by ahimsa will in some mysterious way counter
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