The #environmental case for #plantbased #ethical #vegan @WeAreVeganuary The Meat & Dairy industry contributes to: Water shortage River pollution Animal extinction Deforestation Climate change An area of rainforest equivalent to a football field is cleared every second to provide space to grow animal feed and for grazing. Because of this 110 animal and insect species are lost every day. The charity Rainforest Concern estimate that: 1 lb beef = 200 sq m of rainforest destroyed…
#Beninrepost #Repost @solarfund with @repostapp Thomas Friedmans column in the @nytimes today speaks to the importance of the work that we are doing in Benin with our Solar Market Gardens (pictured here). Click the link in our bio to read it and check out the excerpt below in which Monique Barbut who heads the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification is quoted. "The European Union struck a deal with Turkey to vastly increase E.U. aid to Ankara for dealing with refugees and migrants who…
#VEGAN Saves the Planet . It Protects Our Soil You can get almost all vital nutrients you need from eating plant-based foods (save vitamins D and B12)—and that’s because minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and amino acids are in our soil. Researchers have found that raising animals for consumption contributes to erosion and nutritional depletion of soil, plus desertification and deforestation. As a result, the US alone has lost about a third of its topsoil from factors that incl
Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out on the Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food.... "...There are no long-term feeding studies performed in these countries [US and Canada] to demonstrate the claims that engineered corn and soya are safe. All we have are scientific studies out of Europe and Russia, showing that rats fed engineered food die prematurely..."
Malaysia has always been serious about conservation, but with the state of Sarawak’s newly passed Forest Bill, Malaysia’s commitment to conservation is soaring to new heights. This is great news for the Malaysian palm oil industry which champions responsible agricultural practices. The industry has also been fighting illegal deforestation for years through its Malaysian Palm Oil Wildlife Conservation Fund.
*Animal agriculture is the world's leading driver of deforestation, the number one cause of water scarcity, and is directly linked 70% of all human illnesses. *Animal agriculture uses 70% of all agricultural land on the planet, but produces only 6-11% of the world's food. http://www.veganfuturenow.com/why-vegan/
Worldwide nearly a billion people go hungry every day. Deforestation is degrading ecosystems, diminishing water availability and limiting collection of fuel wood - all of which reduces food security, especially for the poor. Natural forests are critical to the survival of forest-dwellers, including many indigenous peoples, and they help deliver clean water to agricultural lands by protecting catchments.