More to the point, with the Earth's population expanding so rapidly, it becomes increasingly clear that our way of life is unsustainable. I found this awesome infographic by PETA this morning, which astounded me.
Isn't that amazing? It makes me wonder what the change in impact is if one simply goes vegetarian instead of full on vegan. For the most part, I've made a few painless switches- soy milk instead of regular milk, and trying egg swaps in my baked goods (which never turn out right, sadly enough), but my few attempts at going full-on vegan have been less than successful (my current record being a day and a half before succumbing to a Subway veggie delight with extra cheese).
Even though I'm not a vegan, I try to make sure my animal-related foods are harvested as painlessly as possible. My family has stopped buying eggs, and instead purchases them for a dollar a dozen from a coworker of my fathers. The chickens roam free and are housed and fed in sanitary conditions. I've also noticed a distinct difference in the taste of fresh eggs from happy chickens, and the older eggs from the grocery store.
Things like this really make me think though.
Infographic comes from: www.peta.org/features/feeding-the-future-infographic.aspx
How about you? Are you vegetarian/vegan? If not, how do you feel our current way of life? Let me know!
Until Next Time,