08 Jun '12, 12pm

Benefits of Eating Vegan - The Alternative Consumer

Benefits of Eating Vegan - The Alternative Consumer

Being vegan is more a lifestyle than simply a diet. Vegans choose not to buy clothing or accessories made of leather or animal hides. Strict vegans do not consume any animal-based products. This may seem extreme, but since the market demand is rising, there are increasing amounts and types of vegan food, as well as vegan healthy and beauty products now more easily available. There are not only health perks to going vegan, but there are also environmental benefits. Commercially raising animals has forced mass amounts of deforestation, as well as increased amounts of greenhouse gasses. Additionally there is significantly less energy needed to produce plants than animals. As animals consume plants, only 10% of the energy is transferred. Again when humans eat animals, only 10% of the energy is transferred. This large loss of energy greatly increases the amount of food needed t...

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