Lacto-vegetarian is used to describe a vegetarian who does not eat eggs, but does eat dairy products. Ovo-vegetarian refers to people who do not eat meat or dairy products but do eat eggs.
Environmental vegetarianism is based on the concern that the production of meat and animal products for mass consumption, especially through factory farming, is environmentallyunsustainable. According to a 2006 United Nations initiative, the livestock industry is one of the largest contributors to environmental degradation worldwide, and modern practices of raising animals for food contribute on a "massive scale" to air and water pollution, land degradation, climate change, and loss of biodiversity. The initiative concluded that "the livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global."
In addition, animal agriculture is a large source of greenhouse gases. According to a 2006 report it is responsible for 18% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions as estimated in 100-year CO2 equivalents.
For all these reasons, a talk is arranged on Go Green Week to inform all students for vegeterianism. Come along and share your opinion!
Dr Bernadette Moore a lecturer in Molecular Nutrition in our University will help us understand more about nutrition and vegeterianism!
The talk will take place in Teaching Block Room 10 (TB10) on Monday 11th of February at 1pm.
VegSoc will offer some vegeterian sandwiches for free!!
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