James Cameron: “Animal agriculture is choking the Earth and making us sick”
In the article, the duo state that the longer we ignore the devastating impact of animal agriculture, “the more we limit our ability to nourish ourselves, protect waterways and habitats, and pursue other uses of our precious natural resources.” The solution? The couple preface it by stating it may be “hard to swallow”:
“We simply need less meat and dairy and more plant-based options in our food system if we’re to reach our climate goals. Yes, food is inherently personal. It’s the cornerstone of holidays, it fuels high school athletes and long workdays, and it nourishes nursing mothers and growing children. And yes, Americans love meat and cheese. But more than that, we love our majestic national parks, family beach vacations and clean air and water for our children and grandchildren.”
The Camerons admit that five years ago, the state of the planet made them feel “hopeless.” However, after learning that reducing meat consumption in the US by 50% would be equivalent to “taking 26 million cars off the road,” they feel “damn hopeful.”
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