(US) What you eat matters ... big time
- [Grist Magazine - opinion]
With this week's new study in Science about the collapse of the
world's fisheries, I think it's appropriate once again to examine a
topic that doesn't get enough attention: our diets. Not only does
eating fish exacerbate the collapse of marine ecosystems and lead to
the death of millions of other creatures, including turtles, dolphins,
and whales, but the energy used to catch deep-sea fish is equivalent
to factory-farmed beef.
That wasn't a typo. Eating most types of fish is like eating Big Macs
in terms of the environmental impacts, and probably worse.
Vegetarianism isn't for everyone, but if you care about the
environment you owe it to yourself to examine your diet and think long
and hard about whether meat, poultry, and fish are really all that
important to you. Even reducing them in your diet makes a big
difference. With amazing vegetarian food available virtually
everywhere, you may come to realize you don't even have to sacrifice
eating pleasure and satisfaction.
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