Vegetarian diet associated with less greenhouse gas production and improved life expectancy.
Researchers at Loma Linda University are providing an environmental incentive to going vegetarian. Compared to non-vegetarian diets, a plant-based diet required 30% less greenhouse gas production. Factory farming approaches to meat production take more energy and produce more waste than plant farming. In addition, researchers found mortality rates for vegetarians were 20% lower than non-vegetarians.
PositiveTip: Consider the effects of your eating choices. Will they sustain you and the planet for the long term?