Going veganism could save our planet!
by mirufdd on April 2, 2018 - 5:13pm
In his article, author George C. Wang rises the topic of veganism and its relation to the environment. For the last few years, veganism and different “untraditional” diets have been on the rise for different reasons and one of them is the impact of meat consumption on the climate change. The production of meat is way higher than the production of legumes which leads to greenhouse emissions and the degradation of our environment. According to a study published in Nature,80% of increase in greenhouse gasses can be avoid by 2050 if we change our diet. While a pescetarian (eating fish) and Mediterranean (less animal consumption) would reduce in small scale, the best way of eating would be like a vegetarian (no meat consumption at all) as it brings the best results. Moreover, the vegan or even better, the plant-based diet is the best way an individual can choose for the environment well-being. By consuming meat, we encourage many degradation of our resources and of our environment. We have many countries in the world who do not have enough food to nourish its population but 35% of grains is given to animals so they can eat. Furthermore, 80% of the deforestation of the amazon is caused by the cattle-raising. Finally, the production of animals played a role in the global biodiversity crisis. Seeing these impacts the production of meat creates why do we continue to eat animal products? If choosing what we eat could lead to the improvement of our planet, we need to pick a better diet.
In my opinion, we have the chance to play a big role in the climate change just in the way we eat that it is stupid to not make at least an effort. However, I do believe that it is hard to make this big of a transition mainly because it is still considering “uncommon” to not eat meat. On the other hand, I am very proud to say that I have noticed a huge improval. We accept more and more the fact that we don’t need meat to fulfill our needs. There are more opinions for the vegans like in groceries or in restaurant. In conclusion, I wish the population will realize that we can play such an important world in the future of our children because we need the help of everyone to fight such a huge issue.