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"The power of two", from USA's ABC News

One of the downsides of choosing to eat less meat to help the environment is having to explain why to well-meaning friends and family.

Sometimes it's hard to explain your reasons in a few words, without it turning into a lecture.

This video from the US ABC news might be handy for you to show people. It explains in a minute the different ways that the meat we eat affects the environment.

(It also goes on to explain another great way to help the environment, getting an energy audit of your home, but that's a topic for another day).

Michael Pollan, the man quoted in the video about how we've turned cows into fossil-fuel guzzling animals, is a journalist who is fascinated by our relationship with food. He was here in Australia a few months ago for a book-signing and speaking engagements.

I'm a big fan of his writing, and can recommend his book, An Omnivore's Dilemma, for his take on how our meals have wider impacts on the world. You can also read some of his pieces for the New York Times from his website.