Meatless Mondays. Being a Flexitarian
What can we do to stop the cruel and flawed goings-on in the enormous 'consolidated animal factories' where highly complex social animals are forced to live in their own feces, amongst dead and decaying flesh, without fresh air or natural food? The problem with this mess lies in the system that allows it all to occur.
Our supermarkets, restaurants and other commercial food outlets need to stop supporting these factories and their inhumane practices and treatment of both the workers and animals. In doing so the quality and care of the food we are eating is better ensured. We can each make a difference by spending our money on supporting local and small farms, farmers and ranchers that follow strict organic and humane practices, and businesses that care about our food supply.
Between 1950 and 2000 the world's population doubled from 2.7 billion to 6.7 billion while meat production increased fivefold from 45 to 233 billion kilos per year!!! We do not need to be eating so much meat and by eating all this meat the health of both people and our planet has been greatly affected.
When you eat meat, don't overindulge. Eat no more than three ounces, the size of a deck of cards. We really need to be buying organic or humanely raised meat ~ not only does it taste better, it is safer all around. It may be more expensive, but if you are buying less meat, then it all balances out. And, more demand will ultimately drive the price down.
Cut out meat one day a week. Join the Monday Revolution! Be a Flexitarian ~ eat mostly plant-based foods and save meat, poultry and fish for occassional meals.
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