Six Things That Happen When You Decide To Stop Eating Meat

6. You Will Contribute To Better Health Of Our Planet

By adopting a plant-based diet we affect directly on our environment. In the U.S. a 70 percent of the grain is given to animals, which later are slaughtered by the meat industry. In the Amazon, about 80 percent of the deforested land is used as cattle pasture. For a comparison, it takes 12 times much land, 15 times much water and 13 times much fossil fuel to produce just one pound of animal protein than for a one pound of soy protein.
Therefore, if we choose a plant-based diet automatically we save water and we have a direct impact on all natural resources, such as reducing the rainforest destruction, climate change and pollution.