There is still time to sign up to #meatfreemay , and take part in going meat free during the month of May with Friends of The Earth. The majority of people eat meat twice a day without even realising it. This is not only damaging to our health but also our environment! Here are some stats to really put things into perspective:
– Livestock production makes up 14.5% of total global greenhouse gas emissions and is one of the causes of deforestation and climate change.
– Our taste for fish had been stripping the seas; over 70% of the world’s fish stocks are over or fully exploited.
– Our health is suffering: a shift to lower-meat diets in the UK could prevent 45,000 early deaths each year and save the NHS over £1.2 billion per year.
– There is a link between over consumption of red and processed meat to bowel cancer.
Cutting down on the amount of meat and fish is easier than it seems, so look out for some of our tasty recipes coming up to help you help our planet!