Can becoming a vegetarian save the environment?
Studies have shown that becoming a vegan or a vegetarian will help fight against climate change. According to the BBC, if more people switched to plant-based diets, “more people could be fed using less land.” If scientists and nutritionists can persuade more people to switch to these more plant-based diets, it will also help cut down on soil damages and desertification, which will contribute positively to help fight climate change.
Climate change can seriously affect our food production with the extreme temperatures weather, which damages our crops and even our livestock.
Livestock are also a concern because they add more methane into the air. Many people suggest eating vegan burgers or not eating meat altogether. In Europe, many U.K. caterers will not serve beef or lamb to people because they support the "No Beef" community.
China is also trying to support this movement by going back to a more traditional diet, but instead of beef consumption going down it is growing.
Along with fighting climate change, some people are also trying to stop food wasting.
Organizations all over have been going to stores and takes disregarded unsold food and taking it to local families. They also take certain discarded food and make different things with them. One example is discarded stale bread, which is sometimes used to make biscuits.
Many people are more worried about the trees and other plants because the heat is causing these plants to die. If all the plants die because it's too hot, what happens to us people?
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