Raising animals for food produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars, planes and other forms of transportation combined. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, carbon dioxide emissions from raising farmed animals make up about 15 percent of global human-induced emissions, with beef and milk production as the leading culprits. In fact, even without fossil fuels, we will exceed our 565-gigaton CO2e limit by 2030.
Furthermore, simply by avoiding animal products, we can cut our carbon footprint in half. A pound of beef requires 13% more fossil fuel and 15 times more water to produce than a pound of soy.
There is no such thing as sustainable meat. Plant-based alternatives to meat, dairy and eggs take a mere fraction of the resources to produce than their animal-based counterparts. It's time for anyone who cares about the future of our planet to take action and ditch animal-based products altogether.
But a vegan diet isn't just good for the planet; it also spares countless animals a lifetime of misery at factory farms. Pigs, cows, chickens and other farmed animals suffer terribly from birth to death.
So what are you waiting for? Join the millions of people who are helping to protect farmed animals and the planet by switching to a whole food, plant-based, vegan diet! Click here to get started!
Briefings on the most pressing environmental challenges facing the world today
Published by the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, Environment Reports is a collaboration between an international group of scientists, writers, and designers to combine incisive narratives about environmental challenges, backed up by cutting-edge data.
Food Matters, the first report, focuses on the sustainability of our global food system.
As the global population grows, so do the world’s sustainability challenges. Now more than ever, it’s important to understand our environmental systems and the most effective ways to move forward.
Whether you’re an educator, a business leader, a policymaker, or an engaged citizen, Food Matters provides a powerful means to understand and communicate environmental problems and solutions.
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Some of my favorite charities that are doing good things to protect the animals, the earth and humanity!
Each month we select one of our favorite non-profit organizations to support that are working hard to save animals from slaughter, fight climate change, save the trees, protect our oceans. This month we are fundraising for Austin Farm Sanctuary. Your support and generous contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions for the welfare of animals and our planet.