The Guide To Meat That Every Conscious Carnivore Should See (Infographic)

mbg Sustainability Editor By Emma Loewe
mbg Sustainability Editor
Emma is the Sustainability Editor at mindbodygreen and the author of "The Spirit Almanac: A Modern Guide To Ancient Self Care."

Speaking as a once-upon-a-time vegetarian who now indulges in the occasional carnivorous meal, I often have trouble justifying my meat consumption.

And I don't think I'm alone. Deciding what sort of meat to eat if you're looking to serve your body and the environment can be tricky.

Agriculture is responsible for 14 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and one-third of the world’s freshwater goes to livestock production, so it's worth investigating what exactly is on your plate and what it took to get it there.

Consider this infographic your introduction to all things animal protein — keep it in mind the next time you head to the grocery store. And remember: everything in moderation!

Image by Graphic by Chloé Bulpin / mbg creative

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