Updated: Oct 29, 2021
“One to change a few. A few to change many. Many to change the world. It all starts with one,” or so goes the age-old anonymous proverb. This timeless mentality can be wholeheartedly applied to the modern quest of clean, vegan eating, as we all can help change society's impact on the world’s climate as simply as one meal selection at a time.
Though many people, well-accustomed to the bevy of meat-heavy options available in restaurants and supermarkets, act with major resistance to putting down their beloved burgers, little do they think about the harrowing effects of the livestock industry on the environment -- and thus, the future quality of life for ourselves, our offspring, and the generations to follow.
Each and every year, the meat and dairy industries account for 7.1 gigatons of greenhouse gases, or a total of 14.5 percent of manmade carbon emissions worldwide, only bolstered by livestock’s massive methane output during the digestive process. The atmospheric hole caused such emissions have caused startling repercussions on the earth, resulting in sea levels rising, natural disasters appearing with increased frequency and a climbing global temperature, beginning to change everyone's lives as we know it.
Even the United Nations itself, known for its historic work bringing countries across the globe together in peace, has recommended for the world’s population to shift toward veganism in an effort to save the planet.
“Impacts from agriculture are expected to increase substantially due to population growth increasing consumption of animal products,” read the UN report. “Unlike fossil fuels, it is difficult to look for alternatives: people have to eat. A substantial reduction of impacts would only be possible with a substantial worldwide diet change, away from animal products.”
Recently, a study conducted by the renowned Oxford University detailed that meat-eaters are directly responsible for nearly twice as many green-house gas emissions than their vegetarian peers, and up to 2.5 times as much as vegans, making the switch away from animal products a clear need for the future of the earth and its inhabitants.
Luckily for those hesitant to cut meat out of their diets, modern advancements in technology and cuisine have made switching to a vegan lifestyle easier and more accessible than ever. From meat substitutes to plant-based patties all the way to nut-based milks and dairy-free ice cream, a delicious, healthy, and ethical replacement to traditional animal products is available for purchase at the majority of supermarkets these days -- and even has been adopted by main-stream fast-food providers!
Though changing lifelong routines is easier said than done, embracing veganism is a major way to reduce your own personal impact on the environment and ultimately make the world a better place. And remember -- the change all starts with you.
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