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hannah ehrlich

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Transcript of Veganism

Being Vegan
how what you eat affects you and the world around you

What it means to be vegan
No consumption and/or use of animal products
meat, fish, dairy, eggs, honey, etc.
animal leather, silks, wool, fur pelts, fur rugs, etc.
beauty/hygiene products made from animals
Why Vegan?
The Environment
Ethical Reasons
health benefits
In various studies, vegans have shown:
Lower Cholesterol
Lower BMI
Triglyceride levels*
when compared to non-vegans

According to the British
Journal of Cancer, people
who eat vegan are 45% less
likely to develop cancer of
the blood and 12% less
likely to develop
cancer overall
Toxic Chemicals
*Increased triglyceride levels are thought the increase heart disease
Vegan vs. Non-Vegan
The EPA estimates that nearly 95 percent of the pesticide residue in the typical American diet comes from meat, fish and dairy products.
Gas Emissions
By Going Vegan, you can reduce:
CO2 emissions by 1.5 tons per year
Methane and Nitrus Oxide, both which contribute to global warming
1 calorie of animal protein requires 11 times the amount of fossil fuel that 1 calorie of plant protein requires
Water Supply
1 lb. of wheat = 25 gallons of water
1 lb. of meat = 2,400 gallons of water
Raising animals for food uses 30% of the Earth's land mass, which is about equal to the size of Asia! (17 million sq. miles)
A vegan diet requires 300 gallons of H2O per day
A meat-eating diet requires 4,000 gallons per day
You would save more water by not eating a pound of meat than you would by not taking showers for 6 months
More than 260 million acres of US forest have been cleared to grow grain to feed farmed animals
The equivalent of 7 football fields of land are bulldozed
every minute to create room for farmed animals
20 Vegans can be fed on the amount of land it takes to feed 1 meat eater
Animal Cruelty
According to Charles Darwin, humans evolved from herbivores (vegetarian animals)
It is argued that the human body is not designed to digest animal flesh/meat
World Hunger
50% of grain grown is fed to livestock
16 lbs of grain are needed to produce 1 lb. of meat
1 lb of meat only provides 1/3 of the daily caloric needs of 1 person
16 lbs of grain can feed 10 people per day
By Hannah and Reilly
Period 1
Fall Semester 2013

"We do not need to eat animals,
wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement,
and convenience."
- Gary L. Francione
Common Myths of Veganism
Vegan Protein Sources
Brown Rice
Soy Products
Nuts or Nut Butters
Sunflower Seeds
Non-dairy Milk
Veggie Burgers/Dogs
Meat Substitutes
Whole Grains
Vegan Protein Powder
Sweet Potato
And many more
Vegan Calcium Sources
Green Leafy Vegetables
Non-dairy Milk
Bread products
Meat Eater
Costs of a Vegan Meal
Average cost of artery bypass surgery: $3,714
Average cost of coronary bypass surgery: $57,439
Eating vegan can save you THOUSANDS in medical costs
Eating vegan is delicious!
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