Eat 3.1 Ounces of Meat for a Happier Earth


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Going almost vegetarian, while allowing a few specks of meat here and there into the diet, is good for Mother Nature. That makes our Meat Lite contributors Joy Manning and Tara Mataraza Desmond, who focus on delicious almost meatless recipes, model environmentalists.

A piece in Audubon Magazine explains that daily meat consumption per capita should drop from about 12 ounces in America to 3.1 ounces to protect the climate. That's about the size of a deck of cards, explains U.S. News and World Report. Where do your loyalties lie—meat, the earth, or both?