Adopting a vegetarian or a vegan diet, as well as being a more compassionate way to live, contributes to the reduction of CO2 in the atmosphere.
It is one of the most effective steps an individual can take to reduce global warming. Speaking on October 16, ’18, World Food Day, Joseph Poore, the co-author of the study, Reducing Food’s Environmental Impacts through Producers and Consumers, said animal product is doing a ‘lot more damage than we expected’.
Mr Poore, a researcher at the University of Oxford, said if the world’s population adopted a vegan diet, global greenhouse gas emissions would be cut by 25 per cent – and 3.1 billion less hectares of land would be needed for farming.
“Pass up one hamburger, and you’ll save as much water as you save by taking 40 showers with a low-flow nozzle”.
Vegetarianism and Sustainability
- “One half of all US water resources are used to grow meat”.
- “Meat eaters require 14 times as much water for their diets as do vegetarians”.
- “In the USA, 20 times as much energy is required to produce one calorie of animal food as is required to produce one calorie of vegetable food”.
- “According to the Environmental Protection Agency, factory farming pollutes U.S. waterways more than all industrial sources combined”.
Here at The Bean Tree:
- All the food containers and utensils we use are fully compostable or recyclable.
- We keep our food waste to a minimum and compost any food waste that may occur.
- All of our waste packaging is composted or recycled.