Walking through Whole Foods today, I realized the food cravings I once had have completely disappeared. As I strolled past the meat and cheese departments, I did not feel any urge to consume these foods - and these were foods I used to really enjoy, or at least I thought I did. In fact, if truth be told, now I am saddened by the journey of these foods as they make their way to our local grocery store - from the cruel treatment of the animals to the pasteurization process. Educating myself about these truths has been instrumental in helping me shift to a plant-based diet.
"It is increasingly obvious that environmentally sustainable solutions to world hunger can only emerge as people eat more plant foods and fewer animal products. To me it is deeply moving that the same food choices that give us the best chance to eliminate world hunger are also those that take the least toll on the environment, contribute the most to our long-term health, are the safest, and are also, far and away, the most compassionate towards our fellow creatures."