Red Meat 

The Worst Offender!

The livestock sector is one of the top contributors to other environmental problems, including water pollution and the loss of biodiversity worldwide.  

Land requirements to raise cattle are the cause of

 extensive deforestation worldwide. Cutting down trees causes erosion, 

increases flooding, and 

releases CO2 into the atmosphere when the wood is burned or left to rot

It takes 6 x more freshwater 

to produce a gram of protein from beef as one gram of protein from beans. In many parts of the world, including places here in the US, there is already insufficient freshwater for crops and people.

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Harvest from the 

Needham Community Farm

A healthy choice for you and the earth!

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Animal-based foods put a lot more 

stress on the environment 

than Plant-based foods!

Because animal-based

protein has such an outsized impact on the environment, reducing your consumption of animal products is one of the most impactful things you can do for

the Planet!

Surprising Fact: If cattle were a nation, their country would be the third largest emitter 

in the world, behind only China and the U.S.

Livestock accounts for

14.5% of GHGs emitted worldwide. Feed production and processing (includes land use change) and ruminant burps are "the two main sources of emissions, representing 45% and 39% of total emissions, respectively. Manure storage and processing represent 10 percent. The remainder is attributable to the processing and transportation of animal products."

Take the Meatless Monday Needham Pledge

 

 

  • Plant-based foods are a healthy choice for you and for the earth.

  • Check out our Recipes page for delicious ideas for your 12-week Meatless Monday adventure.

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