Animal vs plant-based foods - impact on resources
Digital Art on Metal 30" W X 30" H
Decreasing the amount of meat we eat, especially red meat, could cut in half the per capita greenhouse gas emissions relating to agriculture. According to a 2019 report by the World Economic Forum, switching from beef to other sources of protein could cause global greenhouse gas emissions to fall by 25% and reduce diet-related deaths by 5%. It would also help avoid further deforestation and reduce the amount of water used for agricultural purposes. This could have a significant effect - 80% of the water used in the U.S. is for agricultural purposes and the amount required for meat production is significantly more than that used for plant production.