Here's How Eating Plants Can Help You Save the Planet
It’s been pretty obvious lately that the planet is in serious peril. With politicians denying the reality of climate change and catastrophic disasters happening on every continent, it’s easy to feel helpless and hopeless.
But the awesome news is, there’s one area where we have a ton of power to shape the future of our planet: our diets. As it turns out, eating plants is the single most powerful thing any of us can do to protect our precious blue marble.
You don’t have to take our word for it, however. Here are some stats on the subject that’ll blow your mind.
Animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector, meaning, all cars, trains, planes, and other vehicles.
2,500 gallons of water are needed to make one pound of beef; for one gallon of milk, it’s 1,000 gallons.
Animal agriculture is the primary cause of species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution, and habitat destruction. Currently, meat production is considered the single biggest threat to the other species that share this planet; we’re in the midst of the largest mass extinction in 65 million years.
Livestock occupies 45% of the earth’s total land.
A farm with 2,500 dairy cows creates the same amount of waste as a city with 411,000 people. In North Carolina alone, 10 million pigs produce as much waste as 100 million people.
The oceans could be fishless by 2048.
Animal agriculture is responsible for up to 91% of the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
So here's the good news: every day, eating a vegan diet saves 1,100 gallons of water, 30 square feet of forest, 40 pounds of grain, 20 pounds of C02, and one animal’s life. The more plants we eat, the better for the planet. And Seed is an amazing place to start!
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