For Earth Day, Here’s How to Eat to Save the Planet

by Compassion Over Killing Staff

If there’s one thing science has proven in recent years, it’s that animal agriculture is a plague on the planet. From Cowspiracy, the documentary, to a recent study by Oxford University, research has revealed that raising cows, pigs, chickens, and fish for food has led to deforestation, ocean dead zones, water pollution, climate change, and a whole host of other environmental woes. That’s all in addition to immense animal suffering.

With Earth Day approaching, now’s the time to stop and think about how best to protect our only home — and all of us who live here. In honor of the big blue marble we live on, let’s take a look at the far-reaching impacts of eating meat, dairy, and eggs: 

That’s the bad news. The good news? A widespread switch to a vegan diet by the year 2050 would save eight million (human) lives, cut greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent, and cut $1 trillion in healthcare costs. So says the Oxford U. study, published in the National Academy of Sciences journal. Clearly, such a switch would make Mother Earth happy.

So if you dig this planet we live on, why not show it? Opt into a reduceatarian, vegetarian, or best of all — vegan — diet, and you’ll be the ultimate environmentalist. Long live Planet Earth!

For more on the hows and whys of making your diet greener, order our Eating Sustainably brochure or download it free!