But what's wrong with meat and dairy? I've eaten it my whole life!

It’s not so much about what is right or wrong, it’s more about how can we do better when it comes to what we eat and drink, and its impact on the planet?

Emissions from the global livestock supply chain are estimated at 7.1 about Gigatonnes of CO2e per year. That’s taking a lifecycle approach and looking at the whole supply chain including emissions from animal digestion and manure but also emissions involved in producing feed, using fertilisers and land usage, as well as processing and transporting meat and dairy.

Today, 50% of the world’s habitable land is used for agriculture. If we combine pastures used for grazing with land used to grow crops for animal feed, livestock accounts for 77% of global farming land. While livestock takes up most of the world’s agricultural land, it only produces 18% of the world’s calories and 37% of total protein. In other words, by going plant-based we could feed more people on less land.

Recent research tells us that 1/3 of the worlds GHG's are from the food sector alone (Crippa et al., 2021), so with this in mind it's time to start putting the impact of our food and drink choices at the forefront of our minds.
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