According to a report published this month from the University of Michigan, the production of a vegan burger “generates 90% less greenhouse gas emissions, requires 46% less energy, has >99% less impact on water scarcity and 93% less impact on land use than a 1/4 pound of U.S. beef.”
Yes, you’re reading all of that right. Our food choices have an extremely profound impact on the environment. And, producing animal foods is grossly inefficient, as it requires far more land, water and energy compared to producing plant-based foods.
We are at a precarious moment in time right now, one in which we need to be very careful about how we use our resources and protect the environment.
We are already vastly overshooting what our planet can sustainably supply, yet we continue to eat animal foods as if everything was okay. Let’s snap out of this destructive trajectory, take responsibility, go vegan, and help raise awareness of these important issues.
*Click here for an article discussing the University of Michigan study.