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UN Study Details Environmental Need for Less Meat

“Unless action is taken, increases in pollution and per capita consumption of energy and animal products will exacerbate nutrient losses, pollution levels and land degradation, further threatening the quality of our water, air and soils, affecting climate and biodiversity.”

Change.Org Petition | Whole Foods: Close All Its Meat Counters

Author and history professor James McWilliams posted an open letter to Whole Foods Market on his blog asking WFM to close its meat counters and stop selling meat altogether. He has also started a petition on for the public to also request the same.

"Eliminate meat counters—and do so in a way that stresses the benefits for animals–and you will be doing something not only original, but earth shattering in what it would symbolize. Naturally, you think this decision would eat into the bottom line. The almighty bottom line. But give your patrons some credit, keeping in mind that your consumers might just love animals as much as they do eating meat, and that your brave act could motivate them to contemplate this essential connection. Don’t underestimate our loyalty to the Whole Foods experience. Encourage us to buy more wine. Chocolate. Beans. Anything plant-based. Try us."

Meat Increases Stroke Risk

Red and processed meats increase the risk of stroke, according to a new meta-analysis published by the American Heart Association. Stroke risk increased 11 percent for each serving of red meat consumed as part of a person’s daily diet, and 13 percent for each daily serving of processed meat.

Bill Gates: The Future Of Meat Is Vegan

Bill Gates is no stranger to innovation, troubleshooting, and looking to the future. And what this entrepreneur-turned-humanitarian sees is a future marked not by the consumption of animal products, but by a gradual turn to a plant-based lifestyle.  Gates envisions a much different future for meat consumption, noting that vegetarian alternatives are more efficient and healthier for the planet.

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