Just in time for World Food Day on October 16, a costumed PETA India “carrot” took to the streets of Bhopal with free, delicious vegan meals as well as a reminder that feeding the world can be as easy as going vegan.
With the global population of humans over 7 billion – more than a billion of whom currently go hungry – the only way to produce enough food is, according to the World watch Institute, “to cut back sharply on meat consumption, because conversion of grazing land to food crops will increase the amount of food produced”.
Vast amounts of land, water, and other resources are used to grow grains and other plants that feed animals killed for food, instead of feeding humans directly with plants. For example, using 1acre of land to raise animals for food yields only 9 kilogramsof meat, while using the same land for plants could yield 165 kilograms of protein-rich soybeans. In a 2010 report, the United Nationsstated that a global move towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change.
Animals killed for food also suffer terribly, as seen in this video.
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