Lent is upon us, this coming Wednesday, 06 March. In our Eco-Aware Age, and with the Call of Pope Francis, in Laudato Si, for us to grow in our Ecological Conversion, what can I do to make a difference? One way is to eat less meat, or go without it for a selected number of days. Global Catholic Climate Movement - https://catholicclimatemovement.global/lent-2019/ tells us that according to Yale University and other experts, cattle ranching accounts for approximately 80% of deforestation in Brazil. Cattle ranchers cut down the forest–often illegally, and often by taking it from indigenous people–in order to graze cattle.
Sources of deforestation in Brazil:
Australian beef sausages and bacon
Roasted berbere vegetables and chickpeas by Yotam Ottolenghi
Potato gnocchi in sage butter by Anna Jones
scores of studies from around the world to estimate the amount of greenhouse gas emissions per serving of food. The average serving of meat represents greenhouse gas emissions more than 60 times bigger than the average serving of fruits, vegetables, and cereals.