Vegan and plant-based diets use less resources
Food (and land) security is becoming a major issue. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that one in nine people are chronically undernourished. With the world’s population expected to increase from 7 billion to reach 9-11 billion by 2050, one of the most urgent questions we now face is how we, as a species, will feed ourselves in the 21st century.
The Earth has only a limited area of viable agricultural land; how this land is used is central to our ability to feed the world. This is particularly important given how desertification and other ecological issues brought on by climate change continue to reduce the quantity and the quality of the world’s arable land.
The global contribution of animal farming to GHG emissions is agreed to be at least 14.5% – more than emissions from all transport combined.
Jai Jagat 2020 UK are calling support new use of our land in the UK as advocated in the reports: Go Green: Solutions for the Farm of the Future: (https://www.vegansociety.com/take-action/campaigns/grow-green) and the RSA report: Our Future in the Land: https://www.thersa.org/discover/publications-and-articles/reports/future-land