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You may already know the effects that meat-based diets have on our planet, but did you know that the largest impact actually comes from what we're feeding our #livestock?
Today, more & more people are eating animal products such as #meat & #dairy. A report from @wwf ‘Appetite for Destruction’, highlights the impact that animal feed production is having on species, habitats and our health.
The huge amount of land needed to produce protein-rich feeds such as soy is having devastating effects on species & their habitats, especially in vulnerable areas such as the #Amazon, the #Congo Basin & the #Himalayas.
On average, we consume between 64 and 88g of #protein per day, which is well above the 45-55g recommended by #nutritionalguidelines. This means that in 2010, we needed an area the size of Yorkshire to produce enough #soy to feed our livestock. If global demand grows as anticipated, we’d need to step up our feed production by 80%, which just isn’t sustainable.
With over 23 billion chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks and guinea fowl on the planet (more than three per person!), it’s not surprising that #intensivefarming has led to lower quality food. For example, you’d have to consume a whopping six chickens today to get the same amount of healthy omega-3 fatty acid found in just one chicken in the 1970s.
So how can we feed the world and have enough space for #wildlife at the same time? Simply put, we need to consume and produce food differently. If everyone ate the nutritionally recommended amount of animal products, we’d need 13% less land to grow feed. This means we’d save an area the size of the European Union from agricultural production.
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Удивительно, как много всего происходит вокруг нас хорошего и классного, а мы думаем либо о плохом, либо о том, что будет💫
Наконец-то удалось забежать в @soup_cultura в @boxmall.omsk!
Хотя изначально курс был на @_mac_donalds_.💫
В общем: ребята, это мегавкусно, суперсытно и уютно! Особенно классно сидеть и поедать горячий суп, отогреваясь после прогулки, потому что там невероятно тепло и удобно!
Whilst some may denounce animal based proteins as an unethical or ‘contaminated’ food source, separation of scientific facts from emotional choice enables production of a factual nutritional representation, free from bias. -
Adequate protein consumption has many proven nutritional benefits. And basing one’s diet on plant based protein is just as legitimate a choice as an animal based protein diet.
But food with complete proteins are those which contain all essential, non reproductive amino acids in sufficient quantities. Food with incomplete proteins either don’t contain all essential amino acids or do not have sufficient quantities of them. Thus, to achieve complete protein consumption one would have to combine protein sources to make consumption complete. -
Regarding protein density, it is clear that animal based sources contain more protein per gram, making protein targets easier to achieve. It is worth mentioning that the macronutrient components of animal based sources will include higher amounts of fat, whereas plant based sources will incorporate larger degrees of carbohydrates within the overall food.
By consuming animal based foods over plant based foods, an individual would be consuming a higher quality protein source, complete will essential amino acids. That said, the micronutrient properties included in plant based protein sources also make them an attractive overall nutritional energy source. -
We do not need to consume high amounts of protein if we don’t want to. But scientific fact suggests that, despite the ferocity of veganism, that a diet rich in animal based protein is one which contains more beneficial, dense proteins than a diet bereft in such qualities. -
Then again, if one feels passionately about avoiding animal products for ethical/dietary reasons, they must do so. But probably in the knowledge that they may need to work harder to adhere to a diet rich in complete branch chain amino acids if that is critical to the goal. 🙂
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0 1855 minutes ago
Staying with my almond milk. Lower glycemic index than rice. Less emissions as well. Allergic to cow, soy, and oat.
Which milks are the best for climate change? 🌱
Via @bbcnews “A scientific study suggests the greenhouse gas emissions used in the production of plant-based milks are lower than for dairy milk.
But which milk has the smallest impact on the planet?
Producing a glass of dairy milk results in almost three times the greenhouse gas emissions of any non-dairy milks, according to a University of Oxford study.
Looking at land use, the difference is starker still.
Producing a glass of dairy milk every day for a year requires 650 sq m (7,000 sq ft) of land, the equivalent of two tennis courts and more than 10 times as much as the same amount of oat milk, according to this study.
Almond milk requires more water to produce than soy or oat milk. A single glass requires 74 litres (130 pints of water) - more than a typical shower. Rice milk is also comparatively thirsty, requiring 54 litres of water per glass.
However, it's worth noting that both almond and rice milk still require less water to produce than the typical glass of dairy milk.” #ditchdairy#goplantbased#cowspiracy#animalagriculture#climate#climatechange#environment#dairy#plantsforthewin#solutions
0 655 minutes ago
The Old Lobethal Woollen Mill now houses our factory!🌄🏭 We admire the skilled craftmanship that came before us and only hope to continue this legacy. From woollen blankets to delicious cheese, this space will always be filled with amazing local produce 🧀🧣 ❤
1 360 minutes ago
Little piccy from our trip to the dairy factory! 🧀🥛Clip coming TOMORROW on @bongoroosclips !! 💙
Pineapple hair - we all have bad hair days.
Have you heard of Veganary? It’s a month where vegans post pictures of their meal plans showing exotic fruits and vegetables on their plates that are shipped across the world and caption #savingtheplanet. If you’re not a agriculturalists/ horticultualist many fail to realise what environmentally friendly food is #localproduce. We hear studies of how our cows are contributors to carbon emissions via methane... What you fail to hear is through improved genetics and using science to plan our cattles diets we have halved carbon emissions being more environmentally sustainable than ever before... and not forgetting to calculate levels of oxygen output grazing land gives back to the environment!
Farmers are some of the best environmentalist around, maintaining hedge row, correcting soil deficiencies and promoting wildlife in their area. We acknowledge we are farming today while protecting soils for the future, for the next generation.
With the ever-growing population never before have farmers needed to utilise the land to feed so many mouths, when someone not in the industry remarks everyone can live off the land on a vegan diet they’re incorrect, you need certain soil types and climates to grow different fruits and vegetables, A large proportion of Britain’s agricultural land is rocky Mooreland or wetland, impossible to grow crops and only suitable for grazing livestock. This is why agriculture should be compulsory in the school curriculum, know how your food is grown!
A mother’s love is universal: you don’t need words to understand this cow’s pain at having her baby taken from her. Cows in the dairy industry are forcibly impregnated over and over again, only to have their calves ripped away, so the milk the mothers produced to feed their babies can be stolen for humans to drink. End this heartbreaking cycle by going vegan today.
617 139914 days ago
Let’s talk about calf care! I am often asked what happens to baby calves after they are born.
So here is a short version of what happens on our farm. •
1st the calf is fed colostrum and the naval gets dipped. This helps to protect them from disease and Infections. •
2nd: the calf gets separated from it mother and transported to a barn or hutch with fresh bedding. For temperatures lower than 50° we blanket all of our babies! A healthy calf is a happy calf!
All calves are given milk and/or milk replacer until they are ready to be weaned and eventually switched to water.
Let me know if you have questions or would like to know something specific!
111 50605 days ago
This is factory farming.
Tens of thousands of chickens packed into warehouses, suffering from disease, deformity, and death.
All around the world, animals raised for human consumption are treated as units of production. Their individual needs and desires go unacknowledged as we strive to meet the growing demand for animal products.
📷: Young factory-farmed broiler chickens. Sweden, 2012