6. USFDA - the USFDA now recognizes both vegan and vegetarian diets as
the healthiest diets of all due to low cholesterol and less health problems, but
20 vegans can live off the same land required by one meat eater. And if
Americans would simply reduce their meat consumption by 10%, that would free up
12,000,000 tons of grain. This would feed 60,000,000 people around the world.
7. Rain-forest - the land that is being lost now due to meat consumption
and cattle grazing is destroying the rain-forest. This area is considered to be
the lungs of the planet, which allows each human to replenish their own oxygen
supply. Additionally, 25% of methane emissions is due to cattle farming alone -
excluding chicken and other poultry, pigs and sheep farming.
8. Water - the water on earth is the lowest is has ever been, with 25
gallons of water needed to produce one pound of wheat and 2,500 gallons to
produce only one pound of meat. Meat and dairy farming use 159,250,000,000
liters per year of water for their operations.
9. Food Poisoning - infected meat and meat recalls involved 9.80% of the
world's food poisonings. Also, studies show that the clear wrappings in
supermarkets and butcher stores are made with chemicals that lower sperm count
in men; fur from animals contain formaldehyde which causes cancer; barbecued
charred meat contains carcinogens, known to be a leading cause of cancer; and E
coli comes from animal feces, usually found in hamburger.
10. High Fiber - the vegan diet contains high amounts of fiber and
phytochemicals, all necessary to keep the body healthy and boost the immune
system. Vitamin C (oranges and grapefruit, guava, red and green sweet peppers,
kiwi, and strawberries) is in many vegetables and fruits, which is an
antioxidant and Vitamin E (fortified cereals, roasted sunflowers, almonds and
hazelnuts, cottonseed and safflower oil, turnip greens, tomatoes, peanuts and
peanut butter, and dark leafy vegetables) also in vegan diets can decrease the
risk of Alzheimer's Disease.