The science is in: Climate change is real, and the food on our plates is a major cause. The debate is over.
While India is a signatory to the Paris Agreement, and the government (both central and state) are formulating policies to help bring down our carbon emissions, reduce pollution, increase green cover, and so on, we too can contribute by making choices that will help stave off climate change.
Simply by ditching animal products, we can make a huge difference. Don’t believe us? Consider this: Raising animals for food produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars, planes, and other forms of transportation combined.
According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, these are the five most climate-damaging foods:
1. Beef (26.5 kg Co2e per kg)
2. Lamb (22.9 kg Co2e per kg)
3. Butter (11.9 kg Co2e per kg)
4. Shellfish (11.7 kg Co2e per kg)
5. Cheese (9.8 kg Co2e per kg)
Notice what these all have in common? That’s right: They’re all animal products.
Just by going vegan, you can cut your carbon footprint in half. And you’ll not only help the planet but also spare countless animals from a lifetime of misery at factory farms. Pigs, chickens, cows, and other farmed animals suffer immensely just to become meat, dairy, and eggs. These innocent animals face unimaginable cruelties: extreme confinement; brutal mutilations; and bloody, violent deaths.
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Let’s all do our part to help protect the planet and farmed animals by switching to a healthy plant-based diet.
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