Bacon is killing us! African Americans are more at risk | GZE Podcast

A report by the American Heart Association says that for African-Americans, the prevalence of high blood pressure is among the highest. More than 40 percent of non-Hispanic African-American men and women have high blood pressure. High blood pressure also develops earlier in life and is usually more severe for African-Americans.

The meat and poultry industry is the largest segment of U.S. agriculture, with U.S. meat production at 52 billion pounds in 2017. There is a significant disparity, with $38 million in government subsidies going to the meat and dairy industries, but only $17 million, or 0.04%, goes towards the fruit and vegetable industries.

Saving the planet from the Meat industry continues to be a focus by environmental advocacy groups that believe it’s having a massive impact on our health, our world, and the economy.

So, will you be switching to a plant-based diet today? Let us know in the comments.

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