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Animal Agriculture's Impact on the Environment

Animal agriculture emits 18% of the world’s human induced green house gasses and 9% of total CO2 emissions. That is more than the entire automotive/transportation sector which includes all cars, trucks, boats, planes and trains!

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More Environmental Facts

  1. 20 times more water is used in meat production than is used in the production of plant-based crops with similar nutrient value

  2. In comparison to vegetable protein crops, animal agriculture consumes 26 times more water

  3. If every American were to substitute one meat based meal for a plant based meal each week it would save the equivalent in carbon dioxide as taking half a million cars off the road

  4. Land utilized to grow crops to feed animals, to house them as well as dispose of any waste takes up one third of the planets land surface

                                                                                                              Last Updated April 11, 2019 Sadie Kirby Copyright © 2019