Beef Consumption An Ecological And A Health Hazrad

Beef Consumption An Ecological And A Health Hazrad- A Report

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released “Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change and Health,” a comprehensive report that suggests : we all need to eat fewer animal products – not just meat, but dairy as well. The guide tracks the lifecycle of the food we eat, from production and processing to consumption and waste disposal.


For instance:

  • Of 20 common proteins and vegetables analyzed, cheese has the third highest greenhouse gas emissions. Beef has the highest, lentils have the lowest.
  • If everyone in the U.S. ate no meat or cheese just one day a week, over a year, the effect on emissions would be the equivalent of taking 7.6 million cars off the road.
  • A 2009 National Cancer Institute study of 500,000 Americans found that the people who ate the most red meat were 20 percent more likely to die of cancer and at least 27 percent more likely to die of heart disease than those who ate the least.

The EWG recommends that consumers buy right-size portions to reduce waste, avoid eating meat and cheese at least one day a week and choose “greener” options like grass-fed, organic and pasture-raised animal and dairy products that are produced in a more ethical manner and without antibiotics or hormones.

The Tragedy of the Modern Age is thatThe cruel man above is representative of the mentality of the people of the current age, i.e. Kali Yuga, where cow-slaughter has become common, even in India, where the cow was revered as “MOTHER” till some time ago.

In the time-honored Vedas, the Supreme Lord exclaims, “I speak to those who are aware: DO NOT HARM THE COW, for in so doing you are harming the earth and all humanity.” Cow protection is not a relic from the ancient past – it’s the heart of Dharma.


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