This isn’t news to many readers, but it is still worth repeating. A vegetarian diet is far more sustainable (and healthier) than a diet filled with meat.
I am not advocating a strict vegetarian diet – just the awareness that eating meat is a luxury, like owning a car or flying to Europe every year. Eating meat on a regular basis is not sustainable for everyone on the globe.
Locally, there are several restaurants on the Plateau that offer very tasty vegetarian, faux-meat meals: Cru D’Essence, Aux Vivres, and Chu Chai, just to name a few. For more ideas and locations, see the Google map of Montreal Vegetarian restaurants.
It requires 700 gallons of water to produce one pound of chicken. Instead, farmers could produce 16 pounds of broccoli, or up to 20 pounds of other grains and vegetables… Also, it takes 8 times the amount of gasoline/fossil fuel for production of one pound of chicken as compared to one pound of protein from tofu.
“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” - Albert Einstein