The Issues

Climate Crisis

Global warming isn’t a prediction, it’s happening around us right now and livestock farming lies at the heart of it. Your dietary choices can either be part of the problem or part of the solution in addressing the climate crisis.

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Air Pollution

Most people assume that industry and transport are the main causes of air pollution, but agriculture is actually the single biggest cause of air pollution in Europe.

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Deforestation

Animal agriculture is the biggest driver of deforestation as forests are cleared to make way for growing animal feed and grazing.

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Desertification

Around one-quarter of the world’s land is turning into desert driven by climate change and the expansion of livestock farming; switching to a vegan diet would stop this relentless assault on the world’s soils and permit recovery.

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Food Waste

Around 700 million people around the world go hungry every year, and it’s estimated that a staggering three billion people cannot afford a healthy diet; yet we throw a huge amount of food away.

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Land Use

We are fast running out of space to grow enough food, with three-quarters of the world’s agricultural land already in use for livestock farming. The only solution is for us all to go vegan.

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Palm Oil

The expansion of palm oil production has led to a huge loss of wildlife, with substantial numbers of elephants, rhinos, tigers and orangutans losing their homes. You have the power to decrease demand for palm oil by voting with your wallet.

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Soya

Used to fuel the increasing global demand for meat and animal-based foods, soya has now become one of the world’s biggest crops.

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Water Use

The production of animal-based foods requires far more water than plant-based foods. A shift in global eating habits towards a vegan diet, could redress the imbalance by preserving water and reducing global hunger and malnutrition.  

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World Hunger

One in nine people in the world today are undernourished, yet we feed around a third of our global crop production to animals. If we cut out the middleman and ate the crops ourselves, instead of feeding them to animals, we could feed an additional four billion people.

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