We all want to help the planet. But how?The answer could be sitting right in front of us—three times a day. By going vegetarian, we can help prevent global warming, rainforest destruction, and pollution, while saving water and other precious resources. In fact, raising animals for food produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all of the cars, planes, and other forms of transportation combined. There has never been a better time to go green by eating green.
Switching to a diet free of meat, dairy, and eggs saves more carbon emissions than driving a Prius. How much more? 50% more!
Raising animals for food (including land used for grazing and growing feed crops) now uses a staggering 30% of the Earth’s land mass.
In the United StatesCanada, 70% of the grain grown is fed to farmed animals. Imagine how many people we could feed with that food.
Nearly 80% of land deforested in the Amazon is now used as cattle pasture.
1 lb of soy
1 lb of meat
To produce one pound of animal protein vs. one pound of soy protein, it takes about 12 times as much land, 13 times as much fossil fuel, and 15 times as much water.