it’s getting hot in here

According to a 2006 report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, livestock farming generates 18% of greenhouse gas emissions – that’s more than all the world’s transport combined. In September 2008, the UN called for a reduction in animal-food consumption in order to help curb climate change.

what’s happening to biodiversity?

Raising, feeding and producing animals for food eats up a vast amount of natural resources and requires a great deal of energy. It can take up to 16 pounds of grain to produce just one pound of meat, destroying millions of acres of natural habitat in the process. Soy cultivation – almost entirely for animal feed – has emerged as a leading threat to global biodiversity, chomping down precious rainforest.

conservation, drop by drop

Animals need much more water than grain to produce the same amount of food, while agricultural pesticides and nitrates used in fertilizers and manures seep into our groundwater, eventually spilling out into the oceans. Feeding future generations greatly depends on how we respect our water supply today.

what’s good for you is good for the earth

When we reduce the number of steps in food production…
green-graphic

…we reduce the amount of energy (oil) required to produce food.