Mapua MME with Toyota Campus Tour

By: TESSDRIVEPH

What you drive, and what you eat bear a lot of environmental, health and social implications. Animal-based foods, particularly on the current global scale of livestock production, represents the inefficient use of scarce land and water, and is a principal driver of deforestation, habitat destruction and species loss, and also embodies the heartless ways animals are treated and slaughtered. On the other hand, in the transport sector, greenhouse gases produced by the combustion of fossil fuels are associated with the global climate change. Which leads us to conclude that the cars we drive, and the food we eat play critical roles in the current state of our climate. For a situation on a global scale, the efforts of a few are not enough. It is heartening to know that in the Philippines, two leading global brands are addressing these environmental issues the best way they can. For decades, Toyota, through its hybrid electric vehicle Prius, uses technology that reduces emissions by minimizing the use of fossil fuels. Its secret lies in the use of the electric motor and battery. Without sacrificing the fun in driving, the Toyota Prius represents a much more sustainable means of transport. Leading meatless protein brand Quorn Foods provides an efficient and sustainable way of producing a healthier protein source, called mycoprotein, without the need for raising livestock. In effect, Quorn products impact the environment far less than animal-sourced protein. Indeed, why settle for just one planet-saving measure, when you can use two, and enjoy both experiences while at it?

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