The future is gray, scary and exciting all at the same time. We, as humans, have caused many problems for our planet. We are going to have to come together to seriously starting fixing our planet, and soon. One of the biggest problems that we face, in the near future, is “how do we feed everyone?”. With all of the advances in the medical technology field, people have begun to live longer and fewer people are dying from illness, which is great, but it also comes with the burden of feeding all the humans of the world. This problem is a great concern across the world and there seem to be some different ideas on how to solve the problem from synthetic meat to a completely vegan diet. Out of all the possible solutions to feeding everyone on the planet, I believe that the best choice, in the long run, is for the planet to go vegan or at least a vegan Entomophagy combination. A vegan diet would solve many of the problems including reducing gasses released into the atmosphere by livestock. It would greatly lower the abuse of animals, we would us less water and many other problems could be solved by a vegan based diet. My family and I are all vegans, but we have not always been. We had the average American diet of meat and potatoes, but thankfully we educated ourselves and made a change. My family has been vegan now for about three years. I can say wholeheartedly that switching to a vegan lifestyle has been one of the best decisions I’ve made for my health, both emotionally and physically.
I am an all animal rights activist and a pro clean renewable energy advocate based on my beliefs and what I have learned over the past five or six years from documentaries, articles, and conversation on global warming, GMO’s, population growth, animal abuse and toxic industries. I have come to realize that we all have choices we make has individuals, we choose where we eat, what we eat, what we drive, what we put in the garbage and how the garbage is used, etc. I believe that if more individuals start making more clean energy, vegan life choices, that we can begin to reverse the effects of the toxic industries that we have all become so comfortable with. As a society, we can choose to turn a blind eye to what is happening around us and leave the problems for future generations to deal with, or we can make the right choice, right now to make a change to save the future of our planet.
Now the question remains, how do we do that? It is a lot easier than you think and once you start making these small changes in your life, they will eventually become normal. From my experience, you have to take it slow. I understand feeling passionate and just saying, “That’s it! I am now a vegan and I will never eat meat again!”. That is great, but it is not easy being vegan and it does take a lot of work. Luckily, there are way more options when it comes to vegan food than there have been in the past years. So, my advice would be to go to your local grocery store and see what vegan options they have. I do a lot of my shopping at Fred Meyers and Whole Foods. Check out brands such has Tofurky, Daiya, Simple Truth, Silk Milks, Follow Your Heart, Boca and Field Roast. There are so many more brands out there to try, and if you are lucky enough to live in the Northwest, then you have a lot of vegan restaurant options in, for example, Portland and Seattle. In the end, it is a personal choice on what you eat, drive, and throw away, but I hope you will take the time to think about your decisions and how they affect the planet. The choices you make can make a difference.