Are vegetarians better for the environment?

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
Are Vegetarians Better for the Environment?

There are a lot of reasons individuals elect to be vegetarian. Some vegetarians just love animals while others elect to do it for an environmental impact. But is being a vegetarian actually beneficial for the environment?

A substantial amount of energy and resources goes into processing meat and dairy. The fermentation from animals like cow, goats, and sheep poses another problem. Fermentation releases methane, a gas that has 20 times the heat trapping ability of carbon.

Fellow vegetarian Anthony Carboni investigates and what he finds might surprise you.

We want to know: would you change you diet to slow climate change?
POLL 13993667

More on AOL:
The future of clean nuclear energy is coming
Why wild cheetah populations are declining
Mega shark extinction linked to whales current size

Read Full Story

Sign up for Best Bites by AOL and receive delicious recipes delivered to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.