Time is running out.
We have to act NOW. Are you familiar with the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report? Some very disturbing information there, which we, as responsible individuals, should familiarize ourselves with. This document concludes that “human activity is ‘unequivocally’ responsible for climate change”. Here is what’s happening in our ecosystems across the world.
“The new reality is upon us,” says Ross Glick, co-founder of Vegan Warrior Project. Switching to plant-based alternatives is good for the planet, good for your health, and good for business. At Vegan Warrior Project, we are doing our part to help humanity and the planet. Vegan Warrior Project is a food and technology portfolio company. The plant-based food sector is on FIRE, food delivery trends are skyrocketing, but plant-based options are limited. The opportunity to overtake current fast-food and low-quality delivery choices with healthier higher quality food choices and a better at home experience, is NOW. If you join us, we will help you thrive in this new plant-based reality.”
Prominent investors have already realized that the plant-based food industry would grow exponentially. Just recently, the big question was whether the plant-based meat market would take off. Now the global market is projected to reach $450 billion by 2040. Plant-based alternatives are no longer a niche market for vegans and the privileged few.
The driving factor for the climate crisis is global warming caused by greenhouse emissions. Our food consumption, transportation, energy/electricity usage, production of waste/garbage are all contributing factors. We release billions of tons of carbon, methane and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Scientists warn that we are dangerously close to the point of no return. Animal production is one of the most potent contributors of gas-emitting processes, since animal products require far more resources to cultivate, while producing a wildly disproportionate amount of greenhouse gases in relation to actual food yield.
The global population is getting larger with each day. In the next 50 years, we’ll need to produce more food than we have in the past 10,000 years combined. We’re already using 70% of the world’s land to produce food (mostly to feed factory farmed animals), there is absolutely NO feasible way to continue pursuing animal agriculture if we want to prevent global temperature rise and feed all humans on Earth.
Science tells us that animals are no longer essential to the human diet. In fact, it is becoming increasingly clear that some animal products have never been intended to be consumed by people and therefore cause severe allergic reactions. Lactose intolerant individuals have learned it the hard way – cow milk is for baby cows, not humans.
In a recent interview, Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider said that mainstream is ‘dialing down’ meat and dairy consumption. Global food giants now have dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy. Plant-based menu items are infiltrating fast food — and meat-eaters are all over them. Fast-food giants might be the last you’d expect to cater to plant-based eaters, but McPlant burger and Impossible Whopper are wildly popular, because plant-based meat can be very similar in taste to real beef.
What’s the solution? It might not sound easy to an average meat eater, but we must all stop consuming animal products. It is the only responsible thing to do. It is the only way. Here are a few facts for you. This is what will happen if we decide to go plant-based.
- A global shift to a plant-based diet could reduce mortality and greenhouse gases caused by food production by 10% and 70%, respectively, by 2050.
- A single person can reduce their emissions by up to 73% by removing animal products from their diet.
- Eating just ONE plant-based meal per day, in lieu of animal products, for a year would save roughly the same amount of emissions equivalent to driving a car 3,000 miles – essentially from New York to LA.
- Without the Meat and Dairy industries, 75% of global farmland – an area equivalent to the size of the US, China, The European Union and Australia combined – could be used for habitation, reforestation, and more than enough plant agriculture to feed the entire global population with more free land left over.
On average, a vegan diet saves:
- 4,200 liters of water per day.
- 4 kilograms of grains per day.
- 1 kilograms CO2 equivalent per day.
- 8 meters squared of forested land per day.
Still think you can’t do anything about climate change? Think again. But we are here to give you some GREAT news. Switching to a plant-based diet is not a sacrifice. You won’t have to give up all hope of ever eating a delicious meal again. Plant-based alternatives are no longer a niche market for vegans and the privileged few. Thanks to modern technology, they are now healthy and delicious options for everyone.