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Veganism and the Environment Infographic Shows the Environmental Impact of Raising Animals for Food

Posted By Mike Chino On July 11, 2012 @ 5:00 pm In Reader Submitted Content,Sustainable Food | 4 Comments

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Can you quantify the environmental footprint of your diet? This amazing infographic by Spencer Belkofer [1] shows the impact that raising animals for food has on the environment. Belkofer compiled data from the United Nations, the University of Chicago, PETA, and other credible sources to take a by-the-numbers look at the meat, egg, and dairy industries [2] that is often shocking. (Did you know that it takes 2,400 gallons of water [3] and 16 pounds of grain to produce a single pound of meat?) Check out the full infographic after the break!

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+ Veganism and the Environment [1]


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[1] infographic by Spencer Belkofer: http://www.culinaryschools.org/yum/vegetables/

[2] meat, egg, and dairy industries: http://inhabitat.com/study-finds-western-world-must-halve-its-meat-consumption-if-we-are-to-feed-global-population-by-2050/

[3] water: http://inhabitat.com/water/

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