Sunday, November 19, 2017

What would happen if everyone went vegan in the US

Agriculture greats a lot of greenhouse gases, uses a lot of water, and most uses a lot of synthetic pesticides and fertilizer. So what would the effects be if all Americans became vegan. This scientific study indicates it might be somewhat less than previously thought.

According to a new study, a nation of 320 million vegans would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture by some 28%, far less than the amount now produced by the livestock industry. The authors claim the switch could also lead to deficiencies in key nutrients—including calcium and several vitamins.

That said, 28% reduction in greenhouse gases would still be something to savor. Take a look at their assumptions to see if you agree with their findings.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/11/what-would-happen-if-all-americans-went-vegan

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