Integrating our diet

It’s generally better to lower our meat consumption, especially red meat: a kilogram of beef meat, infact, is responsible for the emission in the atmosphere of the same amount of CO2 emitted by an average European car every 250 kilometres and burns sufficient energy to keep a 100 watt light bulb lighted for 20 days!! Moreover, according to some experts an excessive consumption of meat would have negative effects on our health: it would increase, infact, occurrence of cancer, vascular diseases, diabetes and obesity. Proteins that our body needs can be also found in non-animal derived foods: it’s important to know this to substitute sometimes meat with legumes (chickpeas, beans, lentils) or other food produced with less energy cost and limited impact on the environment as quinoa.

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    A frozen mammoth

    During the Pleistocene (approximately 1.5 million years ago)...

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