Vegetarian and Vegan Articles. Includes useful information for vegetarians and those wanting to become vegetarian.

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.

—Charles Darwin, English naturalist (1809–1882)

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.

—James A. Froude, English historian (1818–1894)

If you visit the killing floor of a slaughterhouse, it will brand your soul for life.

—Howard Lyman, author of Mad Cowboy

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.

—Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (1828–1910)

Greenpeace tips about nutrition

ponedjeljak, 4. listopada 2010.

Eat foods from the bottom of the food chain - fruit and vegetable production requires far less energy than meat production.

Production of meat from land animals and fish in general is bad for the planet. Take, for example, beef. Livestock must be fed huge quantities of grain to produce the smallest amount of animal protein for human consumption. According to the Worldwatch Institute, the total amount of soybeans and grains given to cattle in the United States could feed all the people on the planet about five times.

A livestock is not only a waste of food but also the devastation of the country. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture, livestock includes as much as 30% of the Earth's surface (including pasture and arable land for growing crops for human consumption).

There is a problem association of meat consumption and climate change. Researchers from the University of Chicago, calculated that the average American who eats meat a year to prevent the release of 1.5 tons of greenhouse gases cause when they moved to the diet based on herbs.

Methane, nitrous oxide and industrial gases are important greenhouse gases. The main sources of methane derived from animal breeding, animal husbandry, and deforestation due to new areas for grazing and farming. Livestock is also a major cause of nitric oxide. Each kilogram of meat produced causes the release of greenhouse gases whose impact is equivalent to the impact of three to four kilograms of CO2.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), livestock is responsible for about 18% of total greenhouse gas emissions - due to a very high amount of energy consumed to produce fertilizer, harvesting the rainforest for grazing and growing feed for livestock, and large amounts of methane produced from cattle dung.

Nonetheless many chemicals released into the environment are stored and gradually accumulate in the fatty tissues of animals.

Choose a nutrition based on herbs!

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