The UN has said that ordinary consumers can help fight Climate Change by eating less meat. International research has found the greatest causes of Greenhouse gas emissions to be food production and the use of fossil fuels.
People who care about the environment are trying to reduce their fossil fuel use by switching to renewable energy sources - but people will always need to eat. In fact the the world's population is rising, meaning that levels of food production are rising too, on a massive scale.
Livestock farming is estimated to generate 18% of the planet's Greenhouse gas emissions, more than the world's trains, planes and cars combined, with beef as the worst offender. Precious resources of water and soil are being rapidly depleted and polluted in order to serve unsustainable levels of food production.
One of the easiest steps that you can take to combat these environmental impacts is to eat less meat. The worldwide "Meat Free Monday" movement encourages people to do this one day a week. As an Organic Wholefood Store, we care about what we eat and what is happening to our planet. We know lots of people are trying to live a more sustainable fashion and we like to help out when we can.
Fancy a change from eating your lunch at work, at school, or at home? Bring your own "Meat Free Monday" lunch, relax and eat it in our south-facing Organic Coffee Bar. All we ask is that you:
#MeatFreeMonday #LeaveNoTrace #Gorey #BYOL #Vegetarian #Zerowaste
Read more: Food and Agricultural Organisation of the UN www.fao.org/livestock-environment/en
www.meatfreemondays.com www.meatlessmonday.com/the-global-movement www.smallchanges.ie/pages/about-us
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