Meat me at the salad bar

by Michelle Frey

August 27, 2009

I was listening to Bill Maher last week and something he said about global warming that had me scratching my head. And when it comes to ‘bad for the environment,’ nothing compares with the business of raising animals for food, which causes about 40% more global warming than all the cars and planes combined. If you care about the planet, it’s actually better to eat a salad in a Hummer than a cheeseburger in a Prius.

Then, I stumbled upon this Greenpeace video that gives a pretty good breakdown of why meat has such a large carbon footprint.

As someone who cares about the environment, you are probably searching for things you can do to help protect it. And, here is one more way you can make your life a little greener.


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