The Worst Offender!
It takes 6 x more freshwater
to produce a gram of protein from beef as one gram of protein from beans. In many parts of the world, including places here in the US, there is already insufficient freshwater for crops and people.
Harvest from the
Needham Community Farm
A healthy choice for you and the earth!
Needham Community Farm Veggies
Animal-based foods put a lot more
stress on the environment
than Plant-based foods!
Surprising Fact: If cattle were a nation, their country would be the third largest emitter
in the world, behind only China and the U.S.
Livestock accounts for
14.5% of GHGs emitted worldwide. Feed production and processing (includes land use change) and ruminant burps are "the two main sources of emissions, representing 45% and 39% of total emissions, respectively. Manure storage and processing represent 10 percent. The remainder is attributable to the processing and transportation of animal products."