Cutting out meat will help save land
- 30% of the earth’s entire land surface (70% of all agricultural land) is used for rearing farmed animals.
- Cattle require approximately 7kg of grain in order to generate 1 kg of beef while pigs require 4kg grain for 1 kg of pork.
- Livestock production is responsible for 70% of the Amazon deforestation in Latin America, where the rainforest has been cleared to create new pastures.
- A typical meat eater's diet requires up to 2.5 times the amount of land compared to a vegetarian diet and 5 times that of a vegan diet.
- A farmer can feed up to 30 people throughout the year with vegetables, fruits, cereals and vegetable fats on one hectare of land. If the same area is used for the production of eggs, milk and/or meat the number of people fed varies from 5-10.
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