This article on Medium “The Economics of Veganism” summarises the findings of a 2016 study by the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, published by PNAS, which researched the health and climate benefits of dietary change.
This article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows how growing plant-based food to replace animal-based foods can produce 2x to 20x more nutrition per unit of crop land, and complete replacement of animal-based products would produce more benefit than attempting to eliminate all supply chain losses: With a third of… Read More The opportunity cost of animal based diets exceeds all food losses (PNAS)
The Independent reports on a study of 81,000 people published in the International Journal of Epidemiology in which researchers concluded that those who consume significant amounts of meat experienced an increased risk of heart disease, while conversely those who consumed the majority of their protein from plant-based sources, such as nuts and seeds, the opposite… Read More Vegan Protein from Nuts and Seeds Better for Heart Health than Meat (The Independent)
The ecological disaster associated with meat has been known about for a long time. This news report from 2006 by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) describes how livestock production is responsible for 18% of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, 37% of methane (which is 23 times as strong as CO2… Read More Livestock a major threat to environment (FAO Newsroom)
Dr Julian Vigo writes in The Ecologist magazine how the massively negative environmental impact of meat production is largely ignored by the largest environmental charities, how the meat industry’s “holy grail” of grass-fed beef is unsustainable as an option, and thus our best option is to become vegan. Link to the full article on The… Read More The under-reported ecological disaster of meat (The Ecologist)
On 31st May The Guardian newspaper published an article that explains why avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet citing the biggest analysis to date which reveals huge footprint of livestock and that it provides just 18% of calories but takes up 83% of… Read More Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth (Guardian)