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Here are the facts: industrialized animal agriculture is one of the major drivers of global climate change. In addition, factory farming occupies around half of the world’s arable land, uses a majority of our freshwater resources, AND is one of the largest drivers of global deforestation. Scientists are even warning that if rates of deforestation continue, the Amazon rainforest will reach a “point of no return” – largely, cattle ranching and soy plantations are responsible for this.

Even though we currently produce enough calories to feed 10-11 billion people worldwide, the majority of this food goes to feed livestock, not hungry people. And sadly, nearly one billion people currently suffer from hunger across the globe. The problem will continue to get worse unless we do something NOW. By just 2050, there will be an estimated 9.8 billion people on the planet and our resources are already under a massive strain.

With the world’s growing population, it’s estimated that we will need 50 percent more land to keep feeding our population cheap meat and dairy. Something must change…

A Simple Solution

The solution to this terrifying problem is simple and you can start TODAY. By opting for plant-based proteins instead of meat, you can help drive down demand and lessen the massive impact on the planet. For more impactful stats like these and to learn how you can help the environment with your food choices, check out the new #EatForThePlanet book.

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0 comments on “We’re Going to Need Another Planet to Feed a Growing Population Cheap Meat and Dairy – Here’s What You Can Do Today (VIDEO)”

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Jovy Jergens
16 Days ago

I agree with a previous poster. The ROOT SOURCE of our environmental and ethical woes is HUMAN OVERPOPULATION yet no one will touch this topic with a 10-foot pole. We are breeding ourselves into extinction and taking the rest of the suffering planet with us. I absolutely positively do not understand why there are not global campaigns to humanely and ethically reduce human population. Will we wait till it\'s too late?

Muriel Servaege
16 Days ago

Become vegetarian or vegan. That\'s the solution.

John Pasqua
16 Days ago


17 Days ago

I\'m not concerned about "feeding the world" as the human population continues to grow UNCHECKED. I\'m concerned about liberating animals from the hell of "food production." It\'s not just factory farming, it\'s ALL systems of animal agriculture. They are extensions--not alternatives--to factory farming.

Address the source of this man-made pressure: human overpopulation. The animals, the planet, don\'t need MORE HUMANS.

I\'m not concerned about "feeding the world." The world is MORE than people, and life is MORE than human.

Jeff Biss
17 Days ago

Stop eating meat because it\'s murder. That we consider ourselves moral obligates us to end this holocaust.


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