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Some facts

  • Approximately 9,000 chickens are slaughtered everyday in the US!!!!
  • Ninety percent of protein is lost by cycling grain through livestock.
  • Ninety-nine percent of carbohydrate are lost by cycling grain through livestock.
  • One hundred percent of Fiber is lost
  • 1.3 trillion people could be fed on the grain and soybeans used to feed US livestock.
  • Every 2.3 seconds a child dies from malnutrition.
  • US Cropland used to produce meat: 64%
  • US Cropland used to produce fruits and vegetables: 2%
  • If one person (living in the US) goes to a meat-free diet, 35 thousand square feet could be reforested.
  • Drought is one of California’s leading environmental problems. Gallons of water needed to produce one pound of the following foods.

    Food Gal. of water
    Lettuce 23
    Tomatoes 23
    Potatoes 24
    Wheat 25
    Carrots 33
    Apples 49
    Eggs 544
    Chicken 815
    Pork 1630
    Beef 5214

  • In the past the death of many great civilizations was caused by topsoil depletion. Percent of topsoil depletion in the US associated with livestock raising: 85%
  • The percent of fat in whole milk by weight: 3.5% (Most of the weight is water.)
    The percent of fat in whole milk by calories: 50%
Note: Some of the information here is from John Robbins book,
May All Be Fed: Diet For A New World.

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