OUR IMPACT ON THE PLANET
Animal agriculture is one of the three leading causes on climate change. Producing more greenhouse gases than the whole transportation sector.
Moreover, while animal products constitute only 18% of the global calories consumed (and 34% of protein), it uses 33% of fresh water and 83% of agricultural land, as it is dedicated to grow fodder for farmed animals. If that isn’t enough, 90% of the Amazon rainforest deforestation and 46% of the plastic in the Pacific Great Garbage Patch is made of fishing nets.
On the other hand, vegan diets have been shown to reduce a 73% of our environmental footprint.
Vegan cheat sheet
If you want even more resources, click the image to visit this amazing website by the Vegan Hacktivists.
Soya Farming is Destroying the Environment
How the Planet Would Transform on a Vegan Diet
Breathtaking Video Shows How Animal Agriculture is Destroying Earth
Cowspiracy: the sustainability secret
Eating our way to extinction
Poore, J. & Nemecek, T. (2018)
Gill, M. et al. (2010)
Koneswaran, G & Nierenberg, D. (2010)
Eat for the Planet: Saving the World One Bite at a Time.
Did you know that the primary driver of climate change isn’t plastics, or cars, or airplanes? Did you know that it’s actually our industrialized food system?
Food Is the Solution
How much water could you save if you were vegan? what about CO2? find out that and much more here.
Meat Footprint Calculator
Producing a burger uses 2400 litres of water, how many resources does every animal product use? find out here.