We were inspired, and shocked by the brave documentary http://www.cowspiracy.com/ which uncovers the unparalleled impact of global meat consumption on the environment.
Meat agriculture is shown to be the biggest driver of Deforestation and Global Warming and to cover 45% of the world’s land. It also has a profound impact on all our scarce resources: water, fish-stocks and species diversity.
It feels so wrong that we are using the world’s resources to feed cows rather than humans when there is such widespread global hunger and poverty.
If we were to reduce our demand for meat, in particular beef, the clearing of forests would vastly diminish, and we could easily support the world’s growing population.
If you watch one documentary this year, we really recommend you watch this one!