Vegetarianism is better for the environment

A vegetarian diet is better for the planet.  “We humans eat about 230m tonnes of animals a year, twice as much as we did 30 years ago. We mostly breed four species – chickens, cows, sheep and pigs – all of which need vast amounts of food and water, emit methane and other greenhouse gases and produce mountains of physical waste.”

-The Guardian : “10 Ways Vegetarianism Can Save the Planet” : https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/jul/18/vegetarianism-save-planet-environment

 

“A Bangladeshi family living off rice, beans, vegetables and fruit may live on an acre of land or less, while the average American, who consumes around 270 pounds of meat a year, needs 20 times that.”

-The Guardian : “10 Ways Vegetarianism Can Save the Planet” : https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/jul/18/vegetarianism-save-planet-environment

“A Cornell University study in 1997 found that around 13m hectares of land in the US were used to grow vegetables, rice, fruit, potatoes and beans, but 302m were used for livestock. The problem is that farm animals are inefficient converters of food to flesh. Broiler chickens are the best, needing around 3.4kg to produce 1kg of flesh, but pigs need 8.4kg for that kilo.”

-The Guardian : “10 Ways Vegetarianism Can Save the Planet” : https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/jul/18/vegetarianism-save-planet-environment

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