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[Ambassador report] Thematic Report – Sustainable Table; Food and the Environment

by Rohan Kapur | 24-01-2020 02:36 Comments 10 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Thematic Report – Sustainable Table; Food and the Environment

Fellow Ambassadors, since I am a vegetarian, I will use this thematic topic to link vegetarian habits to the environment. As our mentor Lisa has hinted that vegetarian way of life is more eco-friendly I fully agree with her observation. A vegie diet is better for the environment. By replacing meat with vegetarian sources of protein, (nuts, seeds, beans and lentils, for example), we can reduce carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions. A vegetarian diet requires two-and-a-half times less the amount of land needed to grow food, compared to a meat-based diet.


Vegetarian diet can be one of the healthiest ways to eat, because we know plant foods are loaded with nutrients to protect our health.” According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, an evidence-based review showed that a vegetarian diet is associated with a lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease. All agricultural practices have been found to have a variety of effects on the environment. Some of the environmental effects that have been associated with meat production are pollution through fossil fuel usage, animal methane, effluent waste, and water and land consumption. That has been covered by Ms. Lisa also in her introduction.


According to a recent report on the largest study of vegetarians and vegans to date, those eating plant-based diets appear to have a significantly longer life expectancy. Vegetarians live on average almost eight years longer than the general population, which is similar to the gap between smokers and non-smokers.


In general, red meats (beef, pork and lamb) have more saturated (bad) fat than chicken, fish and vegetable proteins such as beans. Saturated and trans fats can raise your blood cholesterol and make heart disease worse. The unsaturated fats in fish, such as salmon, actually have health benefits.
So friends, if we truly care for our mother earth and wish to leave a healthy planet to our children it is advisable & scientifically proven fact that a vegetarian diet is much eco-friendly that meat based diet. Thanks for reading.

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10 Comments

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Thanks for your comments Kushal.
    Posted 06-02-2020 01:47

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Rohan

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Sustainable Table

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 03-02-2020 18:17

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Thanks, Arjun for your apt comments.
    Posted 28-01-2020 01:35

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Dear Hyeongmin, Thanks for your kind comments & a promise to reduce meat consumption.
    Posted 28-01-2020 01:34

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Dear Lisa, you made my day with your encouragement & affection. Your praise means a lot to me. Thanks!
    A picture is indeed better than a thousand words.
    Posted 28-01-2020 01:32

Arjun Anand

  • Arjun Anand says :
    Vegetarian choices are healthy, eco-friendly and sustainable too.
    Regards
    Arjun Anand


    Posted 27-01-2020 22:33

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Rohan

    By reading your report, I could learn a lot about the benefits of vegetarian eating habits, at the same time how the red meat damages the earth. There are a lot of resources that proves that eating green is good for both my health and the environment, but it's just not easy for me to give up all those delicious foods made from meat. However, I will try my best to eat green foods and stop from unnecessarily consuming meats.

    Thank you for the great report.
    Posted 26-01-2020 17:25

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hey Rohan!
    This is your mentor Lisa.

    Lots of great images you have here!
    I think those pictures provide us with better understandings of your material:)
    As you have well put, a vegetable diet is considered not only healthy for our body but also environmentally friendly. For excessive meat consumption is creating lots of environmental problems, we do have to change the way we eat. We all don't have to be a perfect vegetarian but adopting such a lifestyle would definitely make a positive change in our world.

    Thanks for the great article!
    Keep working:)
    Posted 25-01-2020 13:02

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Thanks, Aarati, Agreed. More this concept is adopted better for the environment.
    Posted 25-01-2020 00:52

Aarati Khatri

  • Aarati Khatri says :
    Vegetarian food is one of the healthiest in the world, but a huge no of population consumes non-vegetarian products which definately affects the human health yet human still cannot adopt eating vetetarian product as their healthy life styles.
    Hope vegetarian lifestyles easily fasinate people all over the world
    Enjoyed your informative article. :) :)
    Posted 24-01-2020 23:09

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