The United Nations recently reported that animal food production causes more greenhouse gases (that cause global warming) than all the CO2 emissions from all of the vehicles in the world! By eating animals, people are consuming about 500% more food than what would be possible from eating plant-based foods. (Forks Over Knives, 2011)
The average American eats approximately 270 animals in one year! That's about 21,000 consumed animals in one lifetime! We truly are what we eat...disease and misery as that is the life of an animal born to the meat industry.
The only way the world is going to change is by people like you and me making conscious decisions everyday to cut out the animal products in our diet. Doing so is by far the healthiest thing you can do for yourself and your plant. Plant-based foods are rich in micro-nutrients that your body needs for optimal functioning!
I hope to inspire people to become more aware of their personal and planetary health. Americans are in dire need of an unveiling and of a new hope. Our bodies are not meant for the junk that people feed themselves everyday (i.e., processed foods, animal products, and fried foods). Parents take huge measures to keep bleach and other cleaning products safely away from their children but because foods aren't actually labeled as a cleaning agent, toxic or dangerous, they don’t realize the poisoning effects certain foods have on their own children and themselves. At the rate we are going, we are thoroughly poisoning our children, ourselves, and our planet and it is becoming painfully obvious everyday.
T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., et al. (2011). Forks Over Knives. Virgin Films & Entertainment.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Reports. Retrieved January 13, 2013 from http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/publications_and_data_reports.shtml#.UPN7xfLhfxk