It’s a numbers game

Written by MjauJuly 16, 2017

Let’s look at some numbers, shall we? You see, it’s about time that we have a serious talk about industrialized animal agriculture;

  • It occupies over half of the world’s arable land resources.
  • Uses the majority of our freshwater stores (65% of the water use in the USA as an example or the fact that 3 steaks = one year of showers)
  • It drives more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector combined.
  • Animal agriculture is responsible for 91% of amazon deforestation.
  • 75% of the crops that we grow on this planet goes to feeding livestock.
  • In simple math: 41 million tonnes of crops = 7 million tons of meat.
  • Animal demure (poop and pee) is the largest source of water pollution leading to acid rains and acidification of our waters.
  • 70% of human diseases that have emerged in recent decades can be traces back to animal agriculture.
  • 8 billion animals are being slaughtered in horrible conditions every year.

As a vegan you will:

  • save the life of 100+ animals a year
  • save an acre of forest a year
  • 1 person removing meat and diary = 1,5 tonnes less of a personal carbon footprint (50% less). If you are curious to check your personal co2 imprint, take this test.

Even if you don’t want to go all the way and go full on vegan there’s still some steps you can take to make a major change for your health and this planet:

  1. Limit consumption of meat and dairy
  2. Swap out your animal based products for vegan alternatives! Coconut milk fits perfect in your coffee, and nut cheese tastes soooo good!
  3. Embrace this new change and get creative with greens, beans, lentils and whole grains.

Minimal changes to your everyday life make a huge difference, especially when everyone does it. Take a personal responsibility for our planet and future today!

  • Ingela Ingelsson

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