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  • This is Carl.

  • And this is Joe.

  • Carl and Joe both live in the same city, in the same kind of house, and drive the same car.

  • Carl is an omnivore and Joe eats a plant-based diet.

  • They eat about the same amount of food everyday.

  • But because of his diet, Joe uses 300 gallons of water per day, while Carl uses four thousand.

  • Also because of his diet, Carl uses eight times more fossil fuels than Joe.

  • And Joe's annual carbon footprint is 1.5 tons

  • while Carl's is 2.5 tons.

  • Carl's diet means he uses five times more land than Joe

  • and meaty diets like his cause 70 percent of rainforest destruction.

  • Carl weighs about 30 pounds more than Joe.

  • And Joe's risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke,

  • and cancer are all significantly lower than Carl's.

  • This means that Carl will die an average of nine and a half years sooner than Joe,

  • while Joe will have spared tens of thousands of animals in his lifetime.

  • Because of his diet, Joe is healthier, kinder to animals and the environment.

  • Be like Joe.

  • Eat a plant-based diet.

This is Carl.

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Is a Plant-Based Diet Really Better for the Environment and Your Health?

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    jasicko posted on 2018/06/28
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