01 Jun '18, 5pm

'A Vegan Diet Is Probably the Single Biggest Way to Reduce Your Impact on Planet Earth'

If you want to do something as an individual to fight climate change , promote biodiversity and protect the environment overall, the best thing you can do is go vegan , the scientists behind the most in-depth study to date of the ecological footprint of agriculture told the Guardian Thursday. "A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use," study leader and University of Oxford professor Joseph Poore told the Guardian. "It is far bigger than cutting down on your flights or buying an electric car," he said. The study, published in Science Friday, set out to assess the environmental impact of different farming practices and agricultural products. Researchers studied 38,700 farms in 119 countries and 1600 processors, packaging types and retailer...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/vegan-earth-footprint-2574241439...

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