14 Nov '17, 5pm

Would Going Vegan Help Save the Environment?

Would Going Vegan Help Save the Environment? Along with the health benefits and the animal welfare standpoint, advocates of a plant-based diet often tout the environmental pluses of ditching animal products. As studies show , livestock production has a long list of planetary burdens, from rampant land use to water depletion and pollution, and is a major contributor of global greenhouse gas emissions. But suppose that, in a highly unlikely scenario, every single American decided to go vegan . Would that help slash our agricultural footprint? Well, according to a new study from two animal science researchers, the answer is yes but it's probably less than you might think. The paper , published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, determined that if every American went vegan, agricultural greenhouse gas emissions would decrease 28 percent. That's a lot, but ...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/vegan-environment-emissions-2509...

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