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?