Studies Show Vegan Eating Would Slash Global Emissions from Food
Source: Delicious Living
Vegan eating may not only be good for your body, but it is also good for the environment. At least, that is what one new report asserts. According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, if more people would take on the vegan lifestyle, we could prevent up to several million deaths per year as well as save billions of dollars on health care costs and damages due to climate problems annually.
The first study of its kind, measuring the impact of both climate change as well as the health implications of eating vegan, lead author, Marco Springmann, of the Oxford Martin Program on the Future of Food, asserts that although they do not expect the entire world to go vegan, those who choose to, will see longevity and help the environment. The study points out that our current meat-based model for diets is unsustainable and that a massive adaptation of a plant-based diet would avert 8.1 million deaths annually slash carbon emission by 70%. Moreover, this would also save between $700 billion to $1 trillion annually on health care, unpaid care, and days lost from work.