Eating plants is good for you, and good for everyone else
You know following a strictly Plant-Based Diet is good for you. Did you know it's good for the planet too?
Check this out:
Ten Ways Following Dr. Sebi's Diet is Going to Save the World
1. Meat makes the world hotter
People eat about 230 million tons of animals every year; chickens, cows, sheep, and pigs. All of them eat up even more food and water, and dangerously, they also emit methane and greenhouse gases and make tons of physical waste. It's hard to say exactly, but somewhere between 10% and 50% of all gases in the air come from livestock and industrial farming.
2. And it uses up just a ton of land
About 30% of the surface of the earth is used for animals and their food, which consume most of the food grown on the planet. Some research has indicated that if grain fed to livestock went to people instead, we'd be feeding twice as many people!
3. They're thirsty animals, too
That's a problem for all of us. As the water gets more scarce, more and more people are living with less water. And 70% of the world's water is going to farms.
4. Don't forget deforestation
Non-plant-based diets put incredible stress on tropical rainforests. That's not because people want wood, but cause they need more land for cattle. About 6 million hectares of forests were cut just last year to graze cattle and to grow food for cattle.
5 It's poison, too
Industrial farms produce tons of manure and urine and this is drained into massive, poisonous cesspools. These can (and often do) pollute underground and surface water supplies.
6. They poison the oceans too.
Animal waste from factory farms, sewage, and nitrogen compounds and fertilizer are all swept into the sea. Algae blooms are often the result, but there are also enormous dead zones from Scandinavia all the way to the South China Sea.
7. So much for clean air.
Big factory farms put out not just greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide, but are also a nightmare for pesticides and antibiotics. About two-thirds of the ammonia in the world, which makes acid rain worse, comes from farm animals.
8. Failing human immunity comes from factory farms too.
Animal waste can contain salmonella, E Coli, cryptosporidium, and fecal coliform. All these can get to people through run-offs from waste lagoons. But all those tons of antibiotics are mixed in there too, contaminating groundwater and making people less resistant to all kinds of bacteria.
9. It takes oil to raise animals.
In fact, about one-third of all fossil fuels produced in the USA go to animal agriculture. Figure that one out. Shipping, and packaging, and for fertilizers and clean-up projects. There's no way around it.
10. Eating meat is EXPENSIVE
That you should have picked up on already. But eating meat gives all of these people a greater risk of obesity, cancer, heart disease, and a whole host of other costly illnesses.
With all of the above, not eating a plant-based diet - and drinking a gallon of spring water each day - is just a lot more expensive. And we're all paying for it, all the time.
The next time you think about indulging, or not strictly following Dr. Sebi's plant-based diet, remember it's not just good for you. It's good for everyone else, too.
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