The Sydney Morning Herald has some very important news posted on their website. CSIRO is finally admitting that Australians need to switch to a vegetarian diet to combat Climate Change. The meat, dairy and livestock industry has, in the past, maintained control over the dietary information published by CSIRO (they got what they paid for). It’s about time that the choke hold has been broken and the truth is now out.
And of course the animal exploitation industries are up in arms over this as it will cause them to lose money and that is all they care about. They couldn’t give a damn about the environment or your health.
Animal agriculture accounts for a whopping 18 percent of all global green house gasses. That’s more than all the planes, trains, buses, trucks and cars in the world combined.
There is no single action an individual can take to reduce their own carbon footprint more than becoming a vegetarian.
Now I hope that the big organization that are battling Climate Change will follow CSIRO's lead and come clean on the truth about the need to switch to a vegetarian diet.
Here I have provided the key points from the article with a link to the article at the bottom of this post.
World Change Café
Hot air over CSIRO's new enviro diet
It wasn't so long ago that the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet became a publishing triumph, allegedly outselling Harry Potter and the Da Vinci Code for a golden period.
It championed a high animal protein plan - lots of beef, lamb and dairy - which was perhaps not surprising, given that the research behind it was partly funded by the Meat and Livestock Industry and Dairy Australia
But now, with climate change all the rage, the CSIRO has had a re-think.
Out with the steak, in with vegetarianism, indeed.
Its latest publication - the CSIRO Home Energy Saving Handbook - gives the big tick to "high-carbohydrate, healthy heart and vegetarian diets".
The reason? They "all combine healthy eating patterns with lower greenhouse gas impacts".
And whoopee, moving from an average Australian diet and "reduce your personal carbon footprint by at least 10,000 garbage bags of carbon dioxide per year".
The CSIRO handbook includes a handy graph displaying the relative greenhouse emissions for various diets. The vegetarian option
, it shows, produces not much more than half the carbon footprint
of the CSIRO Total Well Being Diet, which happens to equate exactly with that of the average Australian nosh-up.
To read the entire article go here