The Scary Facts That You're Going To Want To Know
We need to start living less out of habit and more out of intent
99% of meat, dairy and eggs available comes from a factory farm. 99%!!!
More than 20 billion farm animals are on the planet - most confined to tiny cages. Feeding these 20 billion animals is a monumental task that is stressing our resources to the breaking point.
33% of the Earth’s arable land is devoted to growing food for animals. So much land is needed because raising animals for consumption is incredibly inefficient.
Plowing this land is also devastating our co inhabitants of the planet. 137 plant, animal and insect species are lost every single day due to rainforest destruction. A recent report from the UN Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services found that nearly 1 million of the 8 million plant and animal species on Earth are at risk of extinction, many within a few decades.
Animal agriculture is so inefficient that if the world's population grows to nearly 10 billion as projected, we’ll need to produce more food in the next 40 years than has been created in the past 10,000 years. This simply cannot happen with today's food system. However if we decided to grow food for humans instead of farm animals, we could potentially produce enough to feed our growing population.
60% of global biodiversity loss results from meat based diets
The average world citizen needs to eat 90% less chicken and pork, 75% less beef and 50% less dairy to avoid a climate catastrophe.
In one month of eating plant-based, one person could save 46,000 gallons of water, 13,395 pounds of grain, 930 sq ft of forest and 629 pounds of Co2
Eating a plant based diet can decrease your environmental impact by 42-84%
If everyone in North America shifted their diets to add more plant-based foods, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in ONE DAY would be equivalent to eliminating 661 million car miles
Eating vegan for one day uses 1500 fewer gallons of water, which is enough to meet the daily indoor needs of approx 15 people in the US
DO YOU STILL NEED MORE REASONS TO CHOOSE PLANTS OVER ANIMALS?