Why meat alternatives – The Environmental Reasons people are choosing plant-based diets.
There are many experts sharing their views on the environmental reasons why people avoid animal products. These reasons include but aren’t limited to:
- Greenhouse gas emissions from food choices.
- Water usage to grow foods (a lot more water required for 1kg of beef than for 1 kg of grains or legumes)
- Land usage requirements.
- Sustainability concerns.
- The impact of animal agriculture on the environment.
When it comes to the environmental impact o our food choices (and climate change and damage to the environment in general)
Here are some of our favourite resources:
Documentaries about food choices and the environment:
The movie Cowspiracy http://www.cowspiracy.com/
The movie Planeat http://planeat.tv/
The TED talk by Sylvia Earle http://www.ted.com/talks/sylvia_earle_s_ted_prize_wish_to_protect_our_oceans
Climate change and environmental concerns
Mission Blue http://mission-blue.org/
Chasing Ice https://chasingice.com/