Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Lose weight for the environment?

Here's one more very interesting and unique reason to lose weight from the New York Times.

They argue that being overweight is bad for the environment. Not specifically meat eating, which does have ties to environmental destruction, but over-consumption in general.

According to the article, "The study concludes that being overweight or obese “should be recognized as an environmental problem” because of its contribution to climate change from additional food and transport emissions."

Agree, disagree, want to learn more? Read more here.

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