The choice to be vegetarian/vegan is not only an animal rights issue. Many people say their decision to avoid animal-based foods is based more on concern for the environment and people than animals. How can that be? Well, many researchers argue that it will be impossible to feed our burgeoning population of human beings on an omnivorous diet, primarily because it requires so much more energy to produce those foods. This stat pretty much sums it up:
16lbs grain = 1lb meat = 5lbs fresh fish = 1 farmed fish
Check out the infographic below for more surprising facts about veganism and the environment, and please share your thoughts about veganism/vegetarianism in the comments section!
Infographic created by Culinary Schools