An average-sized north American pig farm with 80, pigs needs nearly 75m gallons of fresh water a year. Other academics have calculated that if the grain fed to animals in western countries were consumed directly by people instead of animals, we could feed at least twice as many people — and possibly far more — as we do now.
Air also polluted by volatile organic compounds because these are gases that react with close air in the entire atmosphere. Nearly dead zones ranging in size from one to over 70,sq km have now been identified, from the Scandinavian fjords to the South China Sea.
How much food we grow is not just limited by the amount of available land but meat-eaters need far more space than vegetarians. Nearly two thirds of the manmade ammonia — a major contributor to acid rain — is also generated by livestock.
The way we breed animals is now recognised by the UN, scientists, economists and politicians as giving rise to many interlinked human and ecological problems, but with 1 billion people already not having enough to eat and 3 billion more mouths to feed within 50 years, the urgency to rethink our relationship with animals is extreme.
According to her the vegetarian diet is not enough to provide long-term maintenance and work for repair of human body. The political vegetarians believe that if everyone was a vegetarian, we could feed the world and stop various kinds of environmental destruction. And, it becomes sources of harmful gases and many other hazardous particles mixed up with neighboring air when the lagoons are sprayed for decomposing on farmland.
In this essay we are going to analyse why one should go vegetarian? The most important reason is that the planet is being destroyed by the social arrangement called civilization.
Every link in the chain of events that brings meat to the table demands electricity, from the production of the fertiliser put on the land to grow the animal feed, to pumping the water they need from the rivers or deep underground, to the fuel needed to transport the meat in giant refrigerated ships and the supermarket shelves.
Animal manures can revitalise the soil and millions of animals live on marginal land that is quite unsuitable for crops. Direct confrontations with power, on the other hand, require serious courage.
There have been several warnings from the head of United Nations Intergovernmental Panel which works exclusively on climate change that eating less meat is very vital step which contributes towards combating climatic changes.
That definitely makes it worth it. It was all for nothing. Because when farmers cultivate the land they use some chemical which helps the land become fertile. So much so that - as a senitive meat-eating, trying-hard green - I have to ask if Safran Foer is being too soft: Livestock agriculture produces more greenhouse gas emissions than every train, truck, car and aeroplane put together.
There is a whole generation of us here who believed in it and tried it until we did permanent damage to our bodies. Vegetarianism influences the people for plant-based diets with the keeping out of meat red meat, poultry, and seafood. The average Briton eats 50g of animal protein a day: They are the people doing the basic work of life.
Overgrazing, from the downlands of southern England to the uplands of Ethiopia and mountains of Nepal, causes great loss of fertility, as well as flooding. Desertification converts productive arid lands to wastelands.
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The only other carnivore option is to eat the dog and then the goldfish. Share via Email Aerial view of a clearcut rainforest which will become an oil palm plantation, Sabah, Malaysia.
Global changes in the diet like making a shift towards vegetarianism from eating meat will help a lot Doyle, A Cornell University study in found that around 13m hectares of land in the US were used to grow vegetables, rice, fruit, potatoes and beans, but m were used for livestock.
Opposition include that, vegetarian must bear the burden of climate change by scaling their lavish lifestyle.
But the figures must be treated with caution. Moreover livestock production requires energy in huge, amounts Bluejay, Clearly vegetarians who eat soya, chickpeas, lentils, rice and other imported foods are not as green as a Fife dieter eating locally grown turnips, kale and oats.
But how much stress does our meat-eating put on ecological systems?Will turning vegetarian save the planet? Or you could simply have fewer children - the most planet-unfriendly thing you can possibly do is produce more animal-gobbling.
Why vegetarianism will not save the world. Ian MacKenzie. Sep 9, A controversial interview with author and ex-vegan Lierre Keith on how a vegetarian diet is not the answer to save our ailing planet.
ON THE ONE HAND, a locally grown steak, from a cow raised on grass and without hormones. On the other hand, a highly-processed soy burger. People with the highest consumption of vegetables and fruits could save the planet by consumption of less animal products and keeping the land fertile by reduced soil erosion & water contamination.
Well-planned vegetarian diets are suitable for all stages of the life succession, including pregnancy, childhood & for athletes. Vegetarianism Could Save the Planet A. Students’ Declaration I hereby declare that this project report has been written by me and no part has been copied from any source other than the ones I have mentioned in the reference.
“Vegetarianism could Save the Planet” Q?? How vegetarianism saves the planet?? Solution attached:: Vegetarianism or popularly known as Veganism celebrate the World vegan Day on 1 st November and it is for the ‘Vegans’ or the people who abstain from eating meat, cheese, eggs, honey, gelatine or whey (Suddath, ).
The Scientific Buddhist, 5 Ways Vegetarianism Could Save the Planet The data and science do suggest vegetarianism could indeed save the world. There’s a .Download