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Why eating less meat is the best thing you can do for the planet in 2020

Meat is an undeniable dish for any special occasion. Hell, it’s an undeniable dish period. And it’s not hard to see why. Meat entrances our taste buds in a way no other food item can. We also know that consumption of meat or let’s say, over consumption of meat has hazardous effects on our health. From obesity to heart attack and even cancer, meat is proving to be doing more harm than good these days.

What not many understand is the harmful effects of meat on our planet. It wasn’t this way all the time. But with changing times and demand for meat being at an all-time high, over consumption of meat is affecting our planet in a bad way. About 37% of methane emissions, and about 65% of nitrous oxide emissions, globally, is via the livestock sector. These are pretty staggering numbers that show us that rising demand for meat is becoming a reason for the earth’s deterioration. All these things point to one thing: That we must control our meat-eating instincts. Here are reasons Why eating less meat is the best thing you can do for the planet in 2020.

It Will Reduce Greenhouse Gasses

How many of you know that your consumption of meat directly contributes to the production of greenhouse gases? A report released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN suggests that the livestock industry is a heavy contributor of greenhouse gases, and is a leading contributor to water pollution. Big chunks of livestock greenhouse gas emissions are from the methane production during enteric fermentation in ruminants. More livestock means more amount of methane being produced. This elevated greenhouse gas emissions will increase air pollution and thus contributing towards increasing no of ill people. Respiratory diseases like asthma, bronchitis, and COPD, pneumonia from bacterial infections, the list of pollution-inflicted diseases goes on. Thus, if we make our contribution and put control over our meat-eating habits, we can help reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emitted in the atmosphere.

Improve land Quality

The amount of feed required to produce a pound of beef is seven pounds. It’s just a little stat to show that animals needed to be fed well in order to get a sizable amount of meat from them. So, to feed large no of livestock, they are often sent to open land for grazing. This contributes to the decline in land quality, as these large herd of animals consuming their food will result in overgrazing. These animals remove nutrients from the soil by a simple act of feeding themselves. As a result, the land suffers from a decrease in soil quality; and eventually degrades through activities like soil erosion. Reduce the consumption of meat, improve the quality of the land.

Reduce Overutilization of Water

With an increase in population, the present trend in the food consumption point towards a rapid increase in animal products at the expense of crops in developing countries. This goes to show how much people are gravitating towards meat. Some of the raw data related to meat and water can be equally shocking. To produce one pound of beef, 1,799 gallons of water are required. To produce one pound of pork, 576 gallons of water are required. The immense scale at which meat is produced, these numbers are bound to increase. We live in a world where fresh water is becoming scarce day by day, and there is a shortage of water in general, with farmers unable to properly water their crops. Why should we be eating meat regularly when it threatens to destroy our water sources?

Save Aquatic Ecosystem

Meat productions over the past few years have intensified. Animals are living in super closed spaces without much hygiene. These animals are given artificial growth hormones and are injected with veterinary drugs to keep themselves immune from various diseases.

These drugs find their way to water sources through various waste disposal methods. It starts from small water sources, gradually making way to large rivers and oceans. They heavily contaminate the water bodies and have dangerous effects on aquatic animals. It destroys the aquatic ecosystem and can cause death to these aquatic creatures. With reducing our meat consumption, we are doing a lot in maintaining the balance of aquatic ecosystems.

Reduce Deforestation

The meat industry is one of the biggest drivers of deforestation. They take up vast areas of land for things like cattle ranching and soy cultivation. With the increased demands of meat and meat products, the industry is only looking for more lands, and this ultimately leads to deforestation. Deforestation is one of the major contributors to global climate change. If we wish that our planet’s climate change doesn’t go off the rails, we must put a check on our meat usage.

Conclusion

The appeal of meat is indisputable. Therefore, the idea of reducing/stopping its consumption may seem a bit too much for some of you. But the Data’s show the truth. Our planet is in danger and the meat industry— is in many ways— responsible for it. Things definitely will not change overnight, but all big things have small beginnings.

We can start by switching our diet to vegetarian. They may not have the unique taste of meat, but they are pretty tasty and very healthy food items. It will help bring a proper balance in the world. And slowly but steadily improve the earth’s climate. You don’t have to completely ignore meat though. Just reduce its consumption.…

15 New Must Read Books to Add to Your Winter Reading List ASAP

Reading books is a good habit and there were many people who loves to read books and novels. It improves our vocabulary and makes us good in English speaking. It’s truly said that the more we read, the more we understand the world. Here are some list of books that you will like to read during winter.

Queer cosmos; the astrology of queer identities and relationships by colin Bedell

These astrology look for identity and relationship. It unpack some issues accepting gender normative languages.

The Au pair

It’s fully filled with new turns and twists. The girl finds it difficult to know what happened when her twin and she was born.

99 percent mine

If you are the one who are best with romantic comedy, you will find this story fine. Story of women who who has a crush on brother’s best friend. The stories cute and funny.

The Wartime Sisters

This book will tell you the story of two sisters during World War 2. One sister is living a good life,she is an officer’s wife and the other sister is working as a factory worker. This creates tensions between them.The Gown: A noble of the royal wedding

Jennifer option right a story on fiction that is basically a historical novel. He wrote about and talented women who is responsible for making Queen Elizabeth wedding gown. You will find this book to be funny and enjoyable.

The only woman in the room

This story will give you a true story of actress Hady Lamarr. Har journey involves running from nazis and her life as an inventor and scientist.

The suspect

This is story is a suspenseful drama which is about two girls. This girl’s lost during their visit to Thailand.

Freefall

The book is addictive. This book will give you a story of a mother who you find it difficult to you believe that her daughter died after her private plane crashes. The book is a thriller and cover the mother’s determination.

The matchmaker’s list

We have some more romantic novel. The bookies charming and it gives the story of her grandmother and her as she was set up by her.

Homegoing by yaa gyasi

Two sisters having different destinies. Out of two sisters one of them was sold into slavery and the other one was wife of slave trader. Their consequences were changed by the coming generation. They take us from Africa’s gold coast to Mississippi cotton picking plantation. Ghana machinery school to dive bars harlem through three continents 7 generation.

Virgin and other stories by April Ayers Lawson

To the south of America. From crossroad of secular and Christian.the story will give you deep life of a young woman and man who navigates spiritual sexual and emotional awareness. In the main story virgin Jake fights with the distance growing towards his husband and her.

Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo

Story says that an army officer chike Ameobi is being order and give mission to kill innocent civilians. He knew that this is the time to leave when he travels to Lagos he become leader of platoon, which is a band of runaways who shares a desire for a good and better life. Things were simple but they found situations in Lagos like corrupt politicians, political scandals.

Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg

Wiola who lives in close-knit agricultural community. She has black cat named, blackie. Her father works as a deserter but is now a taxidermist. Wiola mother says to her that killing spiders will bring storm. She lives in Poland. Talking about swallowing Mercury, it is mainly years passing with extraordinary days.

Good me bad me by Ali land

Her mother is a serial killer. Her name is Annie. She can only stop the situation by handing her mother to police. But her mother secret does not let her sleep even though she got a new foster family and a new name Mily. She now can choose whatever path she wants to but her mother is serial killer.

Homesick for another world, by Otessa Moshfegh

It is first short story by author. The stories good and book is good to read.…