#EarthDay 2020

Posted on the 22nd April 2020

22nd April marks Earth Day. Going vegan is probably the best thing you can do for the planet.

Animal agriculture is having a devastating effect on our environment, both here in the UK and globally; contributing to climate change, deforestation, water pollution and the depletion of natural resources.

On the contrary, a plant-based diet requires less land, water and fewer resources than a meat-based diet and produces far fewer greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, the carbon footprint of a vegan diet is as much as 60% smaller than a meat-based diet, and 24% smaller than a vegetarian diet.

Meat production is also one of the leading causes of deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, contributing to as much as 90%.

Animal farming is also a huge waste of water. It takes 1,000 litres of water to produce one beef burger, but just 167 litres to produce a tofu-based equivalent. Dairy has also been shown to be the most environmentally damaging milk, when compared to vegan alternatives, in terms of carbon emissions, water use and land use.

Click here for more information about the environmental impact of animal agriculture

So why not help the planet and go vegan?

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