There is a new study out there that suggests that avoiding animal products from diets can help you save lives in the world – more than a hundred thousand only in the UK
The food-related emissions could actually get down from an annual number of nearly 14 billion tones – and that only in 2018 – to 4 billion tones. All of this, if people would choose to live a vegan life.
This comes from the Veganism Impact Report, which says that, if the entire world would cut animal products from their diet, the environment would only have to win, with about a 70% decrease in the impact we have on it.
We would have fewer deaths
The study also predicts that, if this happens, there will be about 129,445 fewer deaths caused by heart and circulatory diseases every year – only in the UK. That, if only people would stop eating meat. In 2017, about 152,405 people in the UK died due to heart diseases. However, that number could go down to 22,861 deaths every year, if the population would go vegan.
The Veganism Impact Report also suggests that there would be 8.800 fewer cancer cases causes in the UK each year. This number is linked to the red meat or processed meat consumption. This meat can also contribute to bowel or stomach cancer.
We would have fewer hectares used for agriculture
There was also mentioned that if the population started a vegan diet, there could be a reduction if the land surface occupied by livestock. This means there would be about a billion fewer hectares used for agriculture.
If the world would go vegan, apparently everyone would win. There would also be a significant dent in the deforestation rates – the environment would benefit, and people, too.
Sam is a freelance writer who has experience writing in the digital world for 4 years after he quit his job. Sam’s interests in current world affairs gave him the drive to pursue a career in journalism. Sam originates from Russia, lived in Canada for a short time between 2011 and 2013, then moved to New York to pursue his career.