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Sustainable Earth Eating (SEE) Applauds Rep. Raskin and 31 Colleagues in Push for Federal Facilities to Provide Vegetarian Options

7/28/2022-Washington, DCSustainable Earth Eating, a national group advising reduced meat consumption to halt further damage to our environment from animal agriculture applauds Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and 31 House members in urging the While House to encourage all federal facilities offer vegetarian entrees in their cafeterias.

Growth in Vegetarian—1/3 of Americans are reducing meat, dairy consumption

As a former federal government employee, Sustainable Earth Eating Executive Director Jane DeMarines, and a 20-year vegan/vegetarian recognizes the benefits to Planet Earth in giving the growing population of vegetarians (surveys show 30% of population are headed there) wholesome non-meat entrees.

In addition, meat and dairy are recognized as potential contributors to heart disease and certain types of cancer, according to the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine. Raskin’s statement mentions both the health benefits and cutting greenhouse gas emissions that animal agriculture contributes to the environment. 

Animal agriculture contributes 57% of total greenhouse gas emissions, yet only supplies 20% of needed global calories according to academic food scientists from University of Illinois (Chicago).

DeMarines says she hopes President Biden will act swiftly in adopting such a powerful and healthful measure for federal cafeterias, military bases, museums and national parks. For additional information, www.sustainableeartheating.org

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1 Plant-Based Foods Association

2 Academic Journal Nature Food (7/23/2021) Xiaoming Xu, Atul K. Jain, lead authors

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