Have you seen Food Inc? Let's take action! Here is how this works: Plan on eating one meal made entirely of Whole Foods. Have them anyway you like raw/cooked/sprouted/baked/steamed/mixed/juiced/blended/etc...
Nuts/Seeds (Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds)
Committing yourself to replacing one of your meals with one meal consisting of only vegetables each day can be a real challenge for some people, if you are new to this, relax and start by participating in the One Green Meal A Week initiative and build yourself up to one meal a day.
Why is it a Green Meal Challenge? Here are some facts that will help answer this question:
Eating 1 lb. of meat emits the same amount of greenhouse gasses as driving an SUV 40 miles (more info)
Eating more Fruits and Vegetables is protective against all disease (more info)
More than 260 million acres of U.S. forest have been cleared to create cropland to grow grain to feed farmed animals.
It takes up to 16 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of meat!
An area of rain forest the size of seven football fields is destroyed every minute to make room for grazing cattle, and eating less animals saves acres of tress every year.
Of all raw materials and fossils fuels currently used in the U.S., more than one-third goes to raising animals for food.
You save more water by not eating a pound of beef than you would by not showering for an entire year!
Here is a nice site that more visually explains the impact of our food choices