Get the Facts:
Why eat meat-free once a week?
Reducing the amount of meat you eat daily has many positive personal and environmental results. Here’s how:
- If you reduce your meat consumption by only 20% (only 6 meatless days a month!) the energy saved will be equivalent to that saved when you switch from driving a sedan car to a hybrid vehicle. read more
- 18% of all greenhouse gas emissions are a direct result of meat production.
- It takes 16 pounds of grain and soy to produce one pound of beef and only eight ounces of soybeans are needed to make one pound of tempeh. read more
- We know that meat consumption is on the rise globally, especially among China’s 1.3 billion citizens who are changing from a plant-based diet to a more meat-centered diet. read more
Personal choice is the biggest asset we have in our attempt to change our planetary carbon footprint.
Choices can be major such as buying a new energy efficient car or less daunting like deciding what you choose to eat at each meal. The Meat of the Matter is that your dietary choices are actually environmental choices. We are heartened that so many have joined us on our journey!
Reducing your meat intake by going “meatless” one day a week is not as daunting as you might think. Turtle Island Food’s signature Tofurky® and Tempeh products are just one way to approach “going meatless” and still eat satisfying meals. You can make a bean burrito for dinner, have a pasta salad with grilled veggies, or prepare an endless number of dishes using vegetables or soy-based meat alternatives. A simple way to start is to look at what you normally prepare and design a way to make that dish meat-free.
Did you know?
18% of all greenhouse gas emissions are a direct result of meat production.