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[ Is Vegetarianism Sustainable? ]

Being a vegetarian isn’t for everyone. Some people choose to be meat-free for moral reasons, some for health reasons, and some for both. But could being a vegetarian actually be beneficial to the environment? And can eating meat be considered unsustainable? Many people claim that being a vegetarian is actually good for the environment. It’s called environmental vegetarianism. It’s basis is that animal production is environmentally unsustainable because it produces pollution and uses up resources such as fossil fuels, water, and land. According to the United Nations Population Fund “Each U.S. citizen consumes an average of 260 lbs. of meat per year, the world’s highest rate.” 

No matter what you think about vegetarianism, consider a meat-free day or two each week. A vegetarian diet can yield a healthier lifestyle when properly executed and if we each cut back the amount of meat we consume by just a small amount, we can make a significant change for our planet. Making this small change once a week can be simple! Visit restaurants with plenty of vegetarian options! If you’re not familiar with many vegetarian recipes, restaurants can offer an array of tasty vegetarian options! Qdoba Mexican Grill lists all of their ingredients online and you can even filter the vegetarian options! And if you’re completely indecisive, check out their Craft 2 Menu! With Craft 2, you can order 2 perfectly sized portions of their most popular dishes! That means, if you’re traditionally a meat-lover, you can stick with your old favorite and try a new vegetarian option as well! For all 17 Massachusetts locations visit www.qdoba.com

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