[Watch/Read] What Would Happen If The World Went Vegetarian?

The Logical Indian

January 27th, 2017 / 7:06 PM

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We have all heard the Animal Welfare Organisations arguing that becoming a vegetarian is good for the planet. In the recent years, there has been an increase in the dialogue about this topic. 

Scientists studying the correlation between eating meat and climate change say that the cost of meat is the increased production of CO2 by the animal husbandries. Compared to fruits and vegetables, the amount of CO2 released by the production of meat is remarkably high.

However, vegetarianism on a global scale is still low, ranging from 4-5% in Canada to a little over 30% Indians being vegetarian. Due to the vast number of people preferring to eat meat, there are about 20 billion chickens, 1.5 billion cows, and over a billion sheep and pigs.

Many scientists believe that reducing meat consumption may be one of the best strategies to manage climate change.

While going green is good for the climate, the downside is that the meat industry, which employs over 1 billion people, most of whom are small-scale farmers in developing countries, will find their way of life becoming obsolete. 

What would happen if the world decides to give up meat? How much difference would it make? Will all of this change be positive? Asap SCIENCE has created a video answering these questions.


 




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