The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Family Foundation
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Letter from Frank and Mary Hoffman to AARP about Eating Meat – 16 May 2008

Bulletin@aarp.org
Re: May 2008 AARP Bulletin – “Ready to Go Green,” page 43

Worldwide, livestock generate more greenhouse gases than all forms of transportation combined: 18 percent vs. 13 percent. If per your suggestion, each member eats one-quarter less meat for savings of $169 and collective greenhouse gas reduction of 1.9 million tons, just imagine the huge benefit (in savings, health, and environment) there would be if animal-derived products were eliminated.

As for that popular saying “everything in moderation,” according to former surgeon, researcher, and clinician at the Cleveland Clinic, Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D. – author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease – in many cases “moderation kills.”

We adopted a plant-based lifestyle (vegan) over twenty years ago and the benefits have been enormous.

Sincerely,
Frank and Mary Hoffman

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