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cybertron1998
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8/13/2013 4:52:38 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
i got one for you: deforestation. lets pose a situation that the whole world pop. goes vegetarian. that would require more farm goods. thus farms would have to be expanded massively which would in turn cause deforestation.
Epsilon: There are so many stories where some brave hero decides to give their life to save the day, and because of their sacrifice, the good guys win, the survivors all cheer, and everybody lives happily ever after. But the hero... never gets to see that ending. They'll never know if their sacrifice actually made a difference. They'll never know if the day was really saved. In the end, they just have to have faith.
vbaculum
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8/13/2013 7:00:08 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/13/2013 4:52:38 PM, cybertron1998 wrote:
i got one for you: deforestation. lets pose a situation that the whole world pop. goes vegetarian. that would require more farm goods. thus farms would have to be expanded massively which would in turn cause deforestation.

Paradoxically, the amount of farm land needed would be reduced. Massive amounts of soy, wheat and corn is raised to feed farmed animals (enough vegetation to end starvaton, actually).

This is why the U.N is calling for a world-wide shift to a vegan diet for future sustainability.

The panel, which drew on numerous studies including the Millennium ecosystem assessment, cites the following pressures on the environment as priorities for governments around the world: climate change, habitat change, wasteful use of nitrogen and phosphorus in fertilisers, over-exploitation of fisheries, forests and other resources, invasive species, unsafe drinking water and sanitation, lead exposure, urban air pollution and occupational exposure to particulate matter.

Agriculture, particularly meat and dairy products, accounts for 70% of global freshwater consumption, 38% of the total land use and 19% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, says the report, which has been launched to coincide with UN World Environment day on Saturday.


(http://www.guardian.co.uk...)
"If you claim to value nonviolence and you consume animal products, you need to rethink your position on nonviolence." - Gary Francione

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