Bite-Size Blog #6

Once I learned the big "ugly" truth about our food choices, it wasn't difficult at all for me to radically change what I was eating. I called it my  blinding flash of the obvious in 2003, when I suddenly realized   "We're eating the wrong food!"

6 Things Most People 
DON'T know about FOOD
  1. Did you know that on average, per calorie, it takes over ten times as much land, water and energy to produce meat, dairy and eggs than it does plant-based foods?
  2. Did you know that, if everyone tried to eat our typical western diet, there would only be enough land in the entire world to feed 3B people? The other 4B would starve.
  3. Did you know that half the world's population depends on fossil underground aquifers, the kind that can't be replenished? (We can live without eating for a few months, but only for a few days without water) 
  4. Did you know that by switching from an omnivorous diet to eating mostly plants that you can save $2,000 to $5,000 per year, per person? (Depending on how often you eat out)
  5. Did you know that potatoes alone have just the right amount of protein, fat and carbohydrates to sustain human life indefinitely? We don't "need" to eat ANY animal products.
  6. If you eat meat, dairy and eggs, did you know that the animal manure required to produce just what YOU eat, would fill NINE pick-up trucks per year? (Most of it ends up in our water supply)
Do you really want to a part of this mess?

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