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Texas Veg Foundation’s mission is to demonstrate the health, environmental, and animal welfare benefits of plant-base diets through the use of free public education events, educational resources and lectures. Our Current Education Page is a one-stop page that provides educational resources, links, and information all focusing on the health, environmental, and animal welfare benefits of plant-based diets.  Whether you are concerned about global warming or diabetes, in search of cruelty-free, sustainable  products, looking to help animals in unacceptable living conditions, or just looking to learn what is available to you in your community, our Current Education Page will help you find the tools you need to make informed decisions that’s best for you and your family!

Health

Click the image below for more helpful health resources:

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Environment

  • Texas is the top cattle producing state in the United States.
  • All that cattle comes at a high cost for the environment, including about 18% of greenhouse gas emissions 1, 55 percent of erosion and sediment, 37 percent of pesticide use, 50 percent of antibiotic use, and a third of the loads of nitrogen and phosphorus into freshwater resources in the United States, much of that concentrated in Texas
  • You can see the enormous amount of waste all these cattle produce in the aerial photograph of a Texas cattle feedlot at the top of this section. 2 These waste lagoons endanger nearby water sources.
  • As recent as December 2015, meatpackers in Dallas were charged with dumping pig blood into the Trinity river.

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Compassion and Animal Welfare

  • These same factory farms that have such a heavy toll on our environment and on our health also place animals in unacceptable conditions of crowding that don’t allow animals to walk, stretch their limbs, or even turn around.

Click the image below for more resources on cruelty-free products, animal sanctuaries near you, and ways YOU can get involved to help animals!

 

 

 

 

Making a Difference

It’s important to keep in mind, that one person’s choices can make an enormous difference. You can make an even bigger difference—for your health, for the environment, for the animals—by eating fewer animal products! It all starts with your next meal. Keep posted here on our education page, as well as all of our social media on ways YOU can make a difference!