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Globally, animal agriculture uses 83% of the world’s farmland but only produces 18% of our calories and 37% of our protein.

J. Poore, T. Nemecek ,Reducing food’s environmental impacts through producers and consumers.Science360,987-992(2018).DOI:10.1126/science.aaq0216

Animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than all transportation combined. 

"Livestock's Long Shadow: environmental issues and options". Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Rome 2006

It takes 1840 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef. Equivalent to 115 showers.

U.S. Geological Survey. (n.d.). Water content of things. Retrieved January 1, 2024, from https://water.usgs.gov/edu/activity-watercontent.php U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2017, February). Shower better learning resource. Retrieved January 1, 2024, from https://www.epa.gov/sites/default/files/2017-02/documents/ws-ourwater-shower-better-learning-resource_0.pdf 1840 gallons of water/16 gallons of water used in a shower = 115 showers.

Animal agriculture is responsible for up to 91% of Amazon destruction.

Margulis, Sergio. "Causes of Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon". World Bank Working Paper No. 22. 2003 Tabuchi, Hiroko, Rigny, Claire & White, Jeremy. "Amazon Deforestation, Once Tamed, Comes Roaring Back". New York Times. February 2017(New) Bellantonio, Marisa, et al. "The Ultimate Mystery Meat: Exposing the Secrets Behind Burger King and Global Meat Production". Mighty Earth (New)

Over 70 billion animals will be killed this year.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (2024). FAOSTAT.

Animal kill clock data.

thank you to considerveganism.com for the source code.

FAOSTAT [Region: World + (Total), Element: Producing Animals/Slaughtered, Items Aggregated: Meat, Total > (List), Year: 2013]

99% of animals killed for food in the US are factory farmed.

Hannah Ritchie (2023) - “How many animals are factory-farmed?” Published online at OurWorldInData.org. Retrieved from: 'https://ourworldindata.org/how-many-animals-are-factory-farmed' [Online Resource]

Chicken and cow have the same amount of cholesterol.

University of California San Francisco. (2019, June 4). Red and White Meats Are Equally Bad for Cholesterol

Cow's milk does not build strong bones in humans.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. (n.d.). Dairy. The Nutrition Source.

Vegan diets show a decreased risk of heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, and overall mortality. 

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2009). Health effects of vegan diets.

Many types of plant are complete sources of protein.

Langyan S, Yadava P, Khan FN, Dar ZA, Singh R, Kumar A. Sustaining Protein Nutrition Through Plant-Based Foods. Front Nutr. 2022 Jan 18;8:772573. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2021.772573. PMID: 35118103; PMCID: PMC8804093.

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