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.
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.
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.
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.
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.