My family eats less meat than we used to, and I’m always looking for opportunities to cut it out of our diets in a way that doesn’t make anyone feel deprived. Every once in a while, I need a little inspiration to take my less-meat-consumption theme even further, and this infographic  from Culinary Schools provides a little of that inspiration.


Environmental impact of eating meat graphic

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Most of this information isn’t new information for me, but it’s helpful to see it put out there in a plain and simple way to understand. One piece of information that I am unfamiliar with is the statistic that it takes 5 pounds of wild-caught fish to produce 1 pound of farmed fish. I’m going to have to look into that further, and I’ll let you know what I come up with when I do.


Does this infographic have you thinking about changing some of your meat eating habits?


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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Infographic: Veganism by the numbers
A graphic look at the amount of water and fuel it takes to raise animals for food versus the amount it takes to raise plants for food, plus additional environme