If you want to "be green", macrobiotics is a great way to go!
Here are some reasons (from the Organic Consumer's Association) to eat more plant based food:
- Food accounts for 13% of all Greenhouse Gas emissions.
- Red meat and dairy are responsible for nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions from food for an average U.S. household.
- Replacing red meat and dairy with chicken, fish, or eggs in your diet for one day per week reduces emissions equal to 760 miles per year of driving. (Imagine how eating more whole grains, beans, and vegetables would improve this number!!)
- Switching to vegetables one day per week cuts the equivalent of driving 1160 miles per year.
I'm using Ma'o Organic Farm produce like salad greens, kale, parsley, and basil as well as Mrs. Cheng's nigari tofu. Yum!