Posts Tagged ‘meat’

Environmental Veganism

In 2010 the United Nations declared that to prevent further global warming, the planet should shift toward a plant-based diet. Animal production in the area of agriculture is environmentally unsustainable.1  Industrial agriculture is more damaging than sustainable farming practices like organic farming and other types.2 Getting grain to feed animals is way more inefficient than directly harvesting food for humans to consume. A person eating a diet of mostly animals or animal products requires ten times more land than someone eating plant-based diets.3 Continue reading

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Cancer prevention guidelines

In 1997 the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute of Cancer Research published their expert report on dietary guidelines. Here are some of the exact quotes.

For Food Supply and Eating:

  • Population goal: “population to consume nutritionally adequate and varied diet based primarily on foods of plant origin
  • Individual guideline: “choose predominantly plant-based diets rich in a variety of vegetables and fruits, pulses (legumes), and minimally processed starchy staple foods”

For Meat:

  • Population goal: “if eaten at all, red meat to provide <10% total energy”
  • Individual guideline: “if eaten at all, limit intake of red meat to <80 g (3 oz) daily; it is preferable to choose fish, poultry, or meat from non-domesticated animals in place of red meat.” Continue reading