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Feb
02
2015

What if the whole world became vegetarian?

 

Recently SBS highlighted an article published by slate.com. The article looked at a study that asked the question of what would happen to the planet if all the people adopted a vegetarian or vegan diet. The question was asked by slate.com because of the rapidly increasing population and thus the increased consumption of animal products. The consequences of this increased consumption on climate change, pollution and land use could be catastrophic.

The animal product industry is one of the top contributors to climate change, directly and indirectly contributing to roughly 14.5 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. In 2009 researchers from the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency looked at three projections of greenhouse gas emissions. They were if people ate less meat, no meat or no animal products at all.  

The predictions showed that universal veganism would reduce agricultural-related carbon emissions by 17 percent, methane emissions by 24 percent and nitrous oxide emissions by 21 percent. Universal vegetarianism would result in similarly impressive reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The most impressive fact found from the study was that all this would be achieved at a much lower cost than carbon taxes and renewable energy technology.

The study wasn’t trying to look at a possible goal for the future because getting all people to become vegetarian or vegan would be impossible. The Researchers also didn’t take into account other socio-economic implications that might arise. The study was done primarily to look at how vegetarianism and veganism can contribute to more sustainable future for the environment.

For more check out the full SBS article at the link below:

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/05/04/what-if-whole-world-became-vegetarian

 

Feb
02
2015

The Vegetarian Butcher

 

ABC recently did an article on their website that focused on Suzy Spoon the vegetarian butcher. Suzy whose parents owned an abattoir and large butcher shop in Sydney has taken a similar line of work but instead of selling animal products she crafts and sells vegetarian sausages, burgers and other choice ‘cuts’.

Suzy says while many vegetarians and vegans appreciate her services others are upset with her for using the word butcher. Spoon explains that ‘I make sausages, I make burger patties and schnitzels. I do the things a butcher does; I just don’t slaughter the animals’. Suzy after working on a chicken farm turned vegetarian and hasn’t eaten meat for 28 years.

Suzy now has loyal customers that travel across Sydney to dine in or take away her vegan and vegetarian ‘meats’. She is happy that she sells a different product to what her family business does. For more on the article view the following link.

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/rnfirstbite/suzy-spoon-the-vegetarian-butcher/5946062

 

Feb
02
2015

Chickpea and Lentil Health Benefits

As the year begins so does another season for many farmers. Many grains will be grown but in particular over the last few decade the growing of legumes such as chickpeas and lentil has seen a great increase.

Australian Eatwell sources their organic chickpeas and lentils from local suppliers like Wimmera Grain Store, these products are used in the manufacture of Eatwell products such as Australian Eatwell chickpea sausages and Australian Eatwell Red Lentil burgers.

Chickpeas and lentils aren’t just a great alternative for primary producers but also a great source of essential nutrient for our bodies. The following are the major health benefits;

 -        Good for digestive health due to high in fibre

 -        Great source of protein, magnesium and iron

 -        Increased slow-burning energy

 -        Good for heart health

 -        Stabilising blood sugar

For more information on the products discussed above and more check out Australian Eatwell’s product line.