The Benefits Of Eating Meat

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The Cattle Put the hamburger down and step away from the chili cheese fries. Based on leading reports last year alone, the US consumed an average of 24.1 billion pounds of meat accounting for about 17.8% of the whole amount of beef consumed around the world. In addition, beef comes with its disadvantages when consumed. Some of these disadvantages include heart disease, colon cancer, and even type 2 diabetes. On top of all these horrific disadvantages, it is one of the leaders that fuels climate change in our world today. Raising cattle in mass amounts has caused our greenhouse gas emissions to skyrocket, therefore causing global warming to increase. This would not be an issue if it was regulated in small amounts, but Americans feel as if…show more content…
Some people believe that eating meat causes your lifespan to decrease due to its bad benefits. The bigger issue to eating meat, is the effects it has on the environment as a whole. Even with these ongoing issues millions of Americans continue to consume meat yearly. Meat takes a long time to process in order to get from farm to your plate. Meat used to be something that everyone would consume, but until recently it has been a huge threat to our environment. Meat should be something that people start taking seriously because it will end up costing us our planet in the near future.
Other scientists have said that it is something that is just not going to be enough to prevent the ongoing issue of climate change. Others say that it will tremendously boost our overall temperature. The reason there is a temperature rise is because the manure of the cows is causing greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions is the main cause for the temperature change in the world. Therefore even if it is too late to change why not still do it so our world does not go to waste as quickly. Yes it may be late, but it is never too late to at least improve
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So people have become accustom to eating beef which is something that is dangerously harming our planet. Even though it is our fault for opting to eat beef, not enough people have been educated to the harms of it. In the article “Eating Less Meat Essential to Curb Climate Change, Says Report”, by Carrington, Damian, states “But governments and green campaigners are doing nothing to tackle the issue due to fears of a consumer backlash, warns the analysis from the thinktank Chatham House.” Carrington is attempting to explain that not enough people are warned, which is why there are so many people that are uneducated. The reason the government is choosing not to put restrictions, is because they are scared that the consumers will “backlash” against them. The government should be worried about the future of this planet and not just about a bunch of angry meat lovers. In addition, Carrington states, “Emissions from livestock, largely from burping cows and sheep and their manure, currently make up almost 15% of global emissions. Beef and dairy alone make up 65% of all livestock emissions.” In the article Carrington provides some graphs that show just how much beef is consumed (in tons) in the whole world. In that graph, the United States is one of the top 3 leaders in beef consumed yearly. From this convincing evidence, Carrington comes to a conclusion that by 2050 all of our Carbon budget will
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