In order to maintain sustainability as we move toward a global population of 9.1 billion people by 2050, the United Nations is calling for a global shift toward a vegan diet, saying that this is crucial to saving the world population from hunger, fuel shortages and the worst impacts of climate change.
Agriculture, particularly meat and dairy production, accounts for 70% of global freshwater consumption, 38% of total land use and 19% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report from the United Nations entitled Assessing the Environmental Impact of Consumption and Production.
The report states, "Impacts from agriculture are expected to increase substantially due to population growth, increasing consumption of animal products. Unlike fossil fuels, it is difficult to look for alternatives: people have to eat. A substantial reduction of impacts would only be possible with a substantial worldwide diet change, away from animal products."
Learn more about transitioning to an animal-friendly and earth-friendly vegan diet at ChooseVeg.com.