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Transcript of Veganism
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
In various studies, vegans have shown:
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
*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.
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
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
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
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
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,
- Gary L. Francione
Common Myths of Veganism
Vegan Protein Sources
Nuts or Nut Butters
Vegan Protein Powder
And many more
Vegan Calcium Sources
Green Leafy Vegetables
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!