approximately 90% of all plant
and animal species on Earth are found in the rainforests . roughly 80% of annual deforestation is associated with animal agriculture . According to the World Rainforest Report In Central America, 40% of all the rainforests have been cleared or burned down in the last 40 years,mostly for cattle pasture to feed the export market often for U.S. beef burgers . a vegetarian diet requires 1 / 7 the amount of land as a meat-inclusive diet .
The American Dietetic Association states
that… ‘vegetarians have lower rates of death from heart disease, lower blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and lower rates of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and prostate and colon cancer’
Other advantages of vegetarianism include
weight control. Vegetarians tend to be lighter than those who include meat in their diet… and are less likely to be obese. Vegetarian diets naturally low in saturated fat and high in fiber
FLEXITARIAN a mostly vegetarian diet,
but occasional consumption of meat LACTO-OVO VEGETARIAN no consumption beef, pork, poultry, fish, shellfish or any other animal, but diet includes eggs and dairy products VEGAN no meat consumption of any kind no consumption of eggs, dairy products, or other animal-derived ingredients such as gelatin