The costs of eating meat

Shishkebabs grilling at a family BBQ last summer. MMMmmm... Can't wait!

Shishkebabs grilling at a family BBQ last summer. MMMmmm… Can’t wait!

Okay, let me say at the outset that I will probably never become a vegetarian. I love seafood too much, juicy chicken breasts occasionally, and I absolutely HAVE to have red meat (often in the form of an A&W Teenburger) now and then.

But we have cut down on our meat consumption here at the Turner/Kirkpatrick household. We do a “meatless” meal fairly regularly, but with no real intent for a pattern. After reading the following article by Kathy Freston, I think maybe it’s time we consciously strive for one or two meatless meals a week.

Did you know that if everyone in the U.S. went vegetarian for just one day it would free up 70 million gallons of gasoline – enough to fuel all the cars of Canada and Mexico combined? Skipping one chicken meal per week would reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions as much as taking half a million cars off U.S. roads! Incredible, isn’t it?

Read the rest of Kathy’s article here.

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I grew up in British Columbia but now reside in Calgary. Nature lover, thinker, CE-5'er and far-seer. Devoted gramma to adorable twin grandchildren. My life just keeps getting richer and better all the time!
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