Meatless Monday: Try these burger alternatives

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By Alexandra Gandolfo and Jessica Colarossi

All living beings require nutrients to survive, and humans have created an endless variety of diets based on location, culture and health. But what happens when the food we produce starts to damage the health of our planet, the provider of our nourishment?

Many scientists and experts argue that this is happening right now. When it comes to the protein we get from animals, such as cows, chickens and fish, the cost to raise and feed these animals is just as expensive financially as it is to the environment. Eating meat is a matter of preference, but protecting our planet from decay is everyone's responsibility.

You don't have to give up meat entirely, but cutting back could result in less expansive meat production, and therefore less damage to our environment. In the infographic below, we've provided some meat-free protein sources that require much less water and produce far less carbon dioxide emissions.

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