This morning I opened up the web page of the London Guardian and found this startling information:
"the livestock industry is responsible for a staggering 18% of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions."
I knew something was strange when I drove by a cattle feed lot in the San Joaquin Valley and couldn't breathe easily for miles. The smell was so horrible I wanted to throw up. I couldn't imagine how people could live nearby. The smell was even worse than the one emitted by the horse meat factory near Monterrey, Nuevo Leon that I used to go by when I lived in Mexico.
It is interesting that this information (and about the village in Belgium that is not eating meat once a week) doesn't make it to the U.S. newspapers.
"Can vegetarians save the world?" London Guardian, May 16, 2009