I'm vegan then
When you think of food waste, you forget that it does not just happen to consumers, supermarkets, bakeries and restaurateurs. Already during the production many products end up in the bin. So not only up to 50% of the harvest remains on the field, but also in the meat production. For example, an average of more than 20% of all pigs die before they even come to the slaughterhouse.
The animal industry also has a particularly strong impact on our ecosystem with its massive agricultural use. Over 70% of the world's agricultural area is concentrated exclusively on the cultivation of animal feed or is used as grazing land. Thus, half of global grain production and even 75% of global soybean production is used as concentrated feed for animals. In the case of meat, up to 90% of all proteins are lost on the way to our stomach.
If we were to bring the food grown for the animals to people, we would be able to feed the world 815 million hungry 8,5 enough.
We (in the western countries) have the luxury of choosing a piece of meat for us. Meat products such as the brain, tongue or liver are often left behind and end up in the garbage before they even make it into the refrigerators.
In Germany alone, 346 million kilos of meat are thrown away each year - half of an animal ends up on average in the bin. In addition, we average another four kilos of meat per capita per year.
This is not only questionable from an ethical point of view, but also catastrophic from the ecological point of view:
The production of animal food requires a lot of resources:
-Outs in water: 1 Kg beef alone requires 15.500 L water, a person could take a shower for one year a day
- According to the study, between 18 and 51% of all greenhouse gases produced worldwide are caused by the global animal industry
Food waste inevitably means a waste of resources.
Provided by: VEBU / proveg
So if you want to upgrade your game to avoid food waste and want a more sustainable life, try herbal! Because your consumption decision has an influence on companies and producers for a fair society. Even a vegan day in the week has a lot of positive effects and is a pleasure. If you feel like eating meat without a pang of conscience then you can find it at our Savior Markets. Since animal products in particular have such a large ecological footprint, it saves a great deal of CO2 and water.
Last but not least: a regular meat burger consumes up to 58,5 g of soy per burger. A vegan sojaburger only contains 16 g- a great argument if someone says that you get a male bosom from soy!
If you want to know more about animal food production: the Fleisch Atlas of the Heinrich Böll Foundation is freely accessible at www.bund.net/fleischatlas
We also have a great one vegan rescuer box for you.