New Zealand Nurse Advocates for Reducetarianism

It's always exciting to hear that other nations are supporting the reducetarian cause. Emily Rushton, a registered nurse in New Zealand, is advocating for a reduction in meat consumption in order to save the planet, traveling across her country and speaking out against unsustainable meat production.

One of the key points Rushton speaks to is New Zealand’s GDP and emissions. While farming accounts for only 5% of their GDP, it is the source of 51% of greenhouse emissions.

Rushton also discusses the health benefits of eating less meat, which include decreasing the risk of heart disease, certain types of cancer, and other health issues, many of which can be found in an external report.

In order to eat less red meat, Rushton particularly suggests participating in Meatless Mondays. “We need to re-look at the way we’re using animals in our lives.” she says, and we couldn't agree more.

Written by Marcos Cervantes