From plate to planet.
Thank you for your article "Cheeseless and Loving It"
(Your Health, November/December 2007). Like Sarah Florez, I decided to
go vegan after I learned how animals are abused and cruelly killed on
factory farms and in slaughterhouses. But, as your article mentions,
going vegan is also one of the kindest things you can do for the
environment. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that going
vegetarian is more effective in combating global warming than switching
from a standard American car to a Prius. That makes sense, since a 2006
United Nations report said that "raising animals for food generates
more greenhouse gases than all the cars and trucks in the world
combined," and that raising animals for food is "one of the
top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious
environmental problems, at every scale from local to global."