Meatless Mondays at RAZZíS PIZZERíAs is all about offering an incentive
to those who want to make a healthier choice for themselves and for the environment.
Americans are now eating twice as much meat as we did back in 1950. Cutting back on
meat just one day a week can lower our saturated fat intake by 15%, lessening our risk
of heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
Meat takes a toll on the environment as well. The livestock industry generates
between 13.5% and 18% of global greenhouse gas emission. In other words, meat production
is responsible for more GHG emissions than transportation! In addition, approximately
1,800 to 2,500 gallons of water go into making every single pound of beef.
Nearly 800 million people are suffering right now from hunger and malnutrition. At the
same time, most of the corn and soya grown around the world is going to feed livestock animals
instead of people. It has been estimated that 20 vegetarians could be fed from the amount of
land needed to feed one person consuming a meat-based diet.
And besides, itís a great way to start the week. Like a new yearís resolution, choosing
healthy and sustainable habits on Monday helps us keep the positive momentum going
throughout the week.
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