Reducing your environmental impact by diet doesn't mean having to go entirely vegetarian. If you're intrigued by climate change and "flexitarianism," one meat-loving author says eating 3.1 ounces per day is just about right. In his (long) piece for Audobon Magazine, Mike Tidwell consults with researchers and crunches the numbers to suggest that eating enough meat to make up a deck of cards per day, with only half of it red meat, is an ideal goal for having a real impact. Your ability to get by on that amount, or beliefs in climate change's importance, will certainly vary, but it's a good guideline to use for gradually switching to a less-meat diet. A shorter summation of Tidwell's findings is linked below. Photo by jslander.
Eat Meat In Deck-Of-Cards Portions For A Healthier Earth
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