According to Project Drawdown, one of the top ways to reduce carbon in the air is to have Plant Rich Diets.
How does eating more Plant Rich Diets slow down warming?
- A lot of trees are cleared to make way for cow pastures
- Regenerative vegetable farming would actually reduce carbon in the air
And then we have the heated discussion over cow burps and the methane they produce. I am going to sit this one out. You decide:
Of course, there are many other benefits to increasing plants in our diets.
Although this is not related to climate, there is the consideration for ethical treatment of animals. Moreover, we learned in 2020 about the conditions for workers in meatpacking plants and the outbreaks of COVID among workers.