Animal agriculture leads to health and environmental damage.
The impact of our food choices is more relevant today than ever.
Several studies have shown that the consumption of animal products leads to
Increased risk of cancer and type-2 diabetes
Higher rates of high blood pressure
Increased cholesterol levels
Intensive animal agriculture has also been linked to numerous zoonotic diseases and is a huge risk to public health.
Indian livestock emits over 15.3 million tons of methane every year.
Animal agriculture uses 33% of drinking water and 83% of farmland.
Livestock produces 60% of agriculture’s GHGs despite providing only 37% of our protein.
India ranks 5th in the Global Climate Risk Index and millions of lives are at stake.
A million people lost their homes due to climate change in 2019. 600 million people will be affected due to climate change events like floods and droughts in India.
Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation and linked to 60% of global biodiversity loss.
Raising animals for food currently uses over one-third of the planet’s landmass, which can be used to grow more food for people.