… for what I believe.
These are the 2 facts that led me to a plant-based diet over twenty-five years ago.
- 1. More than half of the grain grown in the US is being fed to livestock rather than consumed by humans. The US could feed 800 million people with that grain.
- 2. It takes 4,000 gallons of water to support an omnivore diet per day compared to 300 gallons to support a plant based diet.
I knew that by giving up meat I alone couldn’t change the fact that millions of people around the world don’t have access to fresh water and food, but it felt like the right thing to do. Since then I’ve learned that meat-heavy diets create more climate change than all cars and planes combined and I’ve seen photos of the atrocities animals suffer because of our wide-spread practise of factory farming. My resolve to maintain a plant-based diet has only intensified.