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Were the ancient Egyptians VEGETARIAN?

From the building of vast pyramids to religious life and burial practices, life in ancient Egypt was very different to our own.
But modern vegetarians may have more in common than they thought with the ancient Egyptians, because it is thought that they also ate a diet composed largely of vegetables, fruit, wheat and barley.

 

Indian City Becomes First Vegetarian City in the World

Worldcrunch reports a historic change in Palitana, an Indian city, which has become the first all-vegetarian city in the world.
Behind this revolutionary change are the Jain monks who went on a hunger strike to pressure the state of Gujarat to outlaw animal slaughter in their city. The hunger strike was successful and the Gujarat government imposed a ban on animal slaughter and outlawed the sale of meat and eggs.

What If Everyone in the World Became a Vegetarian?

This story originally appeared on Slate and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
The meat industry is one of the top contributors to climate change, directly and indirectly producing about 14.5 percent of the world’s anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, and global meat consumption is on the rise. People generally like eating meat—when poor people start making more money, they almost invariably start buying more meat. As the population grows and eats more animal products, the consequences for climate change, pollution, and land use could be catastrophic.

Vegan or vegetarian: Which diet is better for your health?

An interest in animal rights is often the reason most vegetarians or vegans begin an animal-consumption-free life. Thanks to documentaries like Cowspiracy, the negative impact on the environment that animal products (particularly beef and dairy) have is now thought to be a prevailing reason why people go plant-based. But which of these two diets is better for your health – if indeed they’re better than meat-eating at all?

THIS Would Happen if Everyone On Earth Became Vegetarian!

It’s clear that consuming less meat and eating more fruit and vegetables will improve personal health. This is a well-known fact. However, what does going vegetarian do for the planet and those who live on it? Well, Marco Springmann, and a group of researchers from the University of Oxford have done the research, and it looks like going vegetarian could save the planet.

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