FIRST, educate yourself on this topic before you go ditching one of the most nutrient-dense foods we could possibly consume:
- Meat is Magnificent: Water, Carbon, Methane & Nutrition by Diana Rogers, one of the best articles written on this topic.
- The Paleo diet, Sustainability and Economic Growth by Robb Wolf.
- here is Joel Salitin’s amazing response to this article written by the NY Times The Myth of Sustainable Meat.
- everyone on the planet needs to read The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability by Lierre Keith. a very compassionate book written by a 22-year vegan.
SECOND, always do what you need to do to facilitate your own personal health. if a lion grew a conscience or became intelligent enough to be concerned about global warming and decided to become a vegan, he’d kill himself.
THIRD, make strategic choices to upgrade your food quality, based on your knowledge and affordability. better quality food is better for the animal, better for you, and better for the planet.