Reducing Meat Consumption Benefits Environment

Time lists the top 33 ways to improve the environment and eating less meat is ranked as the thirteenth way.


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In a recent article on time.com by reporter Laura Newcomber, she suggests many ways to eat environmentally friendly. Newcomber points to the fact that factory-farmed meat, out of all foods, has the most impact on the planet and to consider consuming less meat or going meat-free once a week. She also mentions that antibiotics are used in animal feed, and therefore consumed by the people who eat meat, pose health risks, and goes on to discuss how dairy cows are routinely fed artificial hormones and the dangers that can affect humans who consume milk. Lastly, Newcomber lists eating mostly produce than any other type of food to ensure the reduction of environmental damage, plus the added benefit to human health.