Why should we eat from the lower part of the food chain?
To ease ecological burden.
Reducing the amount of animal products in your diet can prevent tons of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. Cutting out some meat, especially red meat and large predatory fish, and eating lower on the food chain overall can help significantly lower your personal greenhouse gas emissions.
Factory meat farms often feed animals copious amounts of antibiotics to keep them healthy— 8 times more antibiotics by volume than humans consume. The proliferation of antibiotics is breeding antibiotic resistant bacteria resulting in hard-to-treat diseases in humans and animals alike, says the WHO.
Then there’s the waste runoff from factory farms, which is making our water unhealthy.