"Replacing __________ is the most effective way to reduce our impact on the planet"
|The University of Oxford.|
Can you guess what it is?
- To save WATER it is important to take shorter showers and turn off the faucet when we brush our teeth
To make 1 Hamburger we need 3,000 liters of water, the most efficient way to save water with our actions is to lower our consumption of animal based food.
- DEFORESTATION in the Amazon is the result of cutting down trees for wood or paper and illegal mining
The main cause of deforestation is livestock, to have space for animals to be raised for human consumption.
- Some countries do not have enough food to feed their entire population, so there are 1 billion people dying of HUNGER
Currently the world produces enough food to feed 11 billion people, more than there are on the planet, the problem is that more than half is destined to feed animals to then be killed for our consumption.
- TRANSPORTATION is the industry that contributes the most to GLOBAL WARMING
Livestock has a greater negative impact on the environment than the entire transportation industry combined.
According to the World Food and Agriculture Organization, factory farming is responsible for 14.5% of the total greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, this activity is also responsible for wasting the largest amount of drinking water and causing the largest deforestation of forests on the planet.
The study says that if we substitute our consumption of meat and dairy products for plant alternatives, we would reduce the use of land destined to produce food for animals by 75%.
"Substituting MEAT AND DAIRY is the most effective way to reduce our impact on the planet"
The good news is that this change is not only the most important to help the planet, but it is also the easiest. The only thing we have to do is replace animal food with plant-based food, this is cheap, fast and depends on us and no one else. Besides from helping the environment, it helps animals, people's health and the well-being of the whole world. Do you dare to try it?