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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

vegetarian reasons

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  • Conservation of Fossil fuel. It takes 78 calories of fossil fuel to produce
    1 calorie of beef protein; 35 calories for 1 calorie of pork; 22 calories for
    1 of poultry; but just 1 calorie of fossil fuel for 1 calorie of soybeans. By
    eating plant foods instead of animal foods, I help conserve our non-renewable
    sources of energy.

  • Water Conservation. It takes 3 to 15 times as much water to produce animal
    protein as it does plant protein. As a vegetarian I contribute to water

  • Efficient use of grains. It takes up to 16 pounds of soybeans and grains
    to produce 1 lb. of beef and 3 to 6 lbs. to produce 1 lb of turkey & egg. By
    eating grain foods directly, I make the food supply more efficient & that
    contributes to the environment.

  • Soil conservation. When grains & legumes are used more efficiently, our
    precious topsoil is automatically made more efficient in its use. We use
    less agricultural resources to provide for the same number of people.

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