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ISKCON News: Meat Eating - The Cause For World Hunger & Criminal Waste of Grains [Article] By: Dr. Sahadeva Dasa for Made for Each Other on Dec. 6, 2012 Photo Credits: earthobservatory.nasa.gov Starving children at a deforested area. A chapter from Dr. Sahadeva Dasa's book entitled as "Made for Each Other.
" There is plenty of food. The great food recession is sweeping the world faster than the credit crunch. While 100 million tonnes of food will be diverted this year to feed cars, 760 million tonnes will be snatched from the mouths of humans to feed animals. Traditionally, most societies would eat meat only on special occasions unless ofcourse its an hunting, foraging tribe. It is depressing to consider that throughout the last big famine in Ethiopia, that country was exporting desperately needed soy to ￼Europe to feed to farmed animals.
The world's cattle alone consume a quantity of food equal to the caloric needs of 8.7 billion people -- more than the entire human population on Earth. Tags: [ health ] Is Meat Sustainable? Now, It’s Not Personal! But like it or not, meat-eating is becoming a problem for everyone on the planet. Ask people where they’d rank meat-eating as an issue of concern to the general public, and most might be surprised to hear you suggest that it’s an issue at all. Whether you eat meat or not (or how much) is a private matter, they might say. Maybe it has some implications for your heart, especially if you’re overweight. But it’s not one of the high-profile public issues you’d expect presidential candidates or senators to be debating—not up there with terrorism, the economy, the war, or "the environment. " Even if you’re one of the few who recognize meateating as having significant environmental implications, those implications may seem relatively small.
How did such a seemingly small matter of individual consumption move so rapidly from the margins of discussion about sustainability to the center? Waste disposal, like water supply, seemed to have no practical limitations. Old Dominion University Libraries - Remote login. Eating Less Meat Essential to Curb Climate Change, Says Report - Our World. Curbing the world’s huge and increasing appetite for meat is essential to avoid devastating climate change, according to a new report. But governments and green campaigners are doing nothing to tackle the issue due to fears of a consumer backlash, warns the analysis from the thinktank Chatham House. The global livestock industry produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all cars, planes, trains and ships combined, but a worldwide survey by Ipsos MORI in the report finds twice as many people think transport is the bigger contributor to global warming.
“Preventing catastrophic warming is dependent on tackling meat and dairy consumption, but the world is doing very little,” said Rob Bailey, the report’s lead author. “A lot is being done on deforestation and transport, but there is a huge gap on the livestock sector. Past calls to cut meat eating by high-profile figures, from the chief of the UN’s climate science panel to the economist Lord Stern, have been both rare and controversial. Potential contributions of food consumption patterns to climate change. © 2009 American Society of Nutrition + Author Affiliations + Author Notes ↵2 Presented at the symposium, “Fifth International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition,” held in Loma Linda, CA, March 4–6, 2008. . ↵3 Supported by the Swedish Research Council Formas as part of the information project, “Urban households and consumption related resource use: Developing a tool for environmental menu planning.” Abstract Anthropogenic warming is caused mainly by emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, with agriculture as a main contributor for the latter 2 gases.
Anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) arise from a large variety of activities. Current trends in food choices point toward increased environmental effects (4, 5). GHGs IN FOOD PRODUCTION According to the latest report of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (8), carbon dioxide is the most important anthropogenic GHG. Acknowledgments. Mitigating climate change the role of domestic livestock.
Sustainability of meat-based and plant-based diets and the environment. © 2003 American Society for Clinical Nutrition Abstract Worldwide, an estimated 2 billion people live primarily on a meat-based diet, while an estimated 4 billion live primarily on a plant-based diet. The US food production system uses about 50% of the total US land area, 80% of the fresh water, and 17% of the fossil energy used in the country. The heavy dependence on fossil energy suggests that the US food system, whether meat-based or plant-based, is not sustainable. Worldwide, an estimated 2 billion people live primarily on a meat-based diet, while an estimated 4 billion live primarily on a plant-based diet. Like the world population, the US population continues to grow rapidly. Projection of US population growth in the next 70 y (4).
The lactoovovegetarian diet was selected for this analysis because most vegetarians are on this or some modified version of this diet. About 124 kg of meat is eaten per American per year (6). Grain and forage inputs per kilogram of animal product produced. Reducing the Environmental Impact of Dietary Choice: Perspectives from a Behavioural and Social Change Approach.
The Cow in the Room: Public Knowledge of the Links Between Dietary Choices and Health and Environmental Impacts. HSI The Impact of Industrialized Animal Agriculture on World Hunger.