Enter the Meat Blitz-Calculator.
Major reasons for cutting down on meat have to do with the health – environmental and animal welfare impact of this dietary choice.
It may be easy to understand the negative consequences meat-eating has for your heart – the climate or animals on factory farms but it’s another matter when it comes to relating these impacts directly to your own consumption habits.
This is where the calculator comes in.
The first question the calculator asks is whether you eat meat.
If you answer yes the calculator displays three predetermined average values for the amount of poultry – pork and beef in ounces you consume in a week.
These figures—based on information taken from a USDA database—represent the national average for Americans and can be adjusted accordingly.
The calculator then asks you to fill in what percentage of meat you would be willing to replace with vegetarian food in your diet.
This is where things get interesting.
Based on further USDA statistics the calculator displays the direct impact your dietary decision could have over the course of a decade.