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THE NO.1 NATURAL SOLUTION, ENVIRONMENTAL ORGS WON'T TALK ABOUT
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The world's leading cause of resource consumption and environmental degradation, it's hard to understand why environmental organisations won't talk about Animal Agriculture.
Will Anderson, Former Greenpeace Alaska Founder & Greenpeace U.S.A Board Director summarises it well "Environmental organisations are not telling you the truth about what the earth needs from us, it's documented in peer reviewed papers and journals, it's there for everyone to see but the environmental organisations are refusing to act. Nowhere do you find in their policies or mission statement that diet is important, that animal agriculture is the problem. The environmental community is failing us and they are failing the ecosystems."
TOP 6 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
Animal agriculture is the leading source of Methane (CH4) and Nitrous Oxide (N2O) and the second largest source of Carbon Dioxide CO2.
The latest IPCC Climate Report declared "a code-red for humanity" saying "there's a rapidly closing window to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all” and IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee stated "Our actions today will shape how people adapt and nature responds to increasing climate risks. Half measures are no longer an option."
The world is currently on a path of 3.2 degrees of warming and emissions from Animal Agriculture are estimated to increase by 80% by 2050.
Fishing fleets remove 99 million tons of fish from our oceans per year, that's 28 billion wild fish that are critical for healthy oceans.
Referred to as 'Overfishing' this rate of extraction is common practice and exceeds natural replenishment levels.
Marine Scientists predict we will see fishless oceans by 2048.
Animal Agriculture occupies 40% of earths habitable land and drives 80% of deforestation worldwide.
With an area the size of a football field cleared every second, around 54,000 trees are cut down per minute for meat & dairy production.
Forests regulate the weather, absorb carbon, provide upto 50% of our clean air and provide habitat for 80% of all land animals. Earth's trees are our greatest defence against global warming.
For every 1lb of fish extracted from our oceans upto 5lbs of un-targeted species are caught and killed.
Referred to as 'by-catch' this includes many critically endangered species such as turtles, dolphins, whales and more than 50 million sharks.
Sharks are an apex predator that maintain a healthy ocean by feeding on sick or diseased fish.
Animal Agriculture is by far the biggest consumer of freshwater, using 38% of our total supply.
Producing 1lb of beef OR 1 gallon of milk requires 1000 gallons of water which is the equivalent of showering for 3 months.
The combined overuse of water and fertilisers is also the leading cause of 'desertification' and at current rates, it's estimated that 40% of the World's population will live in drought by 2045.
Animal Agriculture and Aquaculture (Fish Farms) are the largest users of chemicals in the world with 90% of the nitrogen present in fertilisers ending up in our oceans.
These nitrates cause huge algal blooms which as they decompose, use all the available oxygen in the water leading to 'Dead Zones' where oxygen levels are so low, they can't support life.
In the past 50 years the quantity of zero-oxygen ocean water has quadrupled, affecting an area the size of the European Union.