FACTS

A quick note

The research done on the impact of animal agriculture and industrial fishing is always expanding. These stats are based on the most up to date info we’ve come across. We aim to keep these facts as current as possible to better inform your food choices.

FACTS

70 billion land animals are farmed (and killed) for food each year.
Source: Compassion in World Farming | Plant Based News

30% of the world’s grain is fed to animals.
Source: Guardian, True cost of eating meat

Since 1925, the average days to market for a US chicken has been reduced from 112 to 48, while its weight has ballooned from a market weight of 2.5 pounds to 6.2.
Source: Guardian, True cost of eating meat

Water pollution / ocean dead zones: 415 coastal ecosystems degraded by eutrophication (overenrichment of waters by nutrients), together amounting to an area of 245000 SQM.
Source: Eutrophication and hypoxia in coastal areas: A global assessment of the stated of knowledge

80% of all agricultural land in the world is used for feed crops & grazing land.
Source: FAO

Animal agriculture is responsible for 20-33% of global fresh water consumption
Source: The water footprint of poultry, pork and beef: A comparative study in different countries and production systems, 2013

Animal agriculture is a main driver behind deforestation; an estimated 91% of Amazon rainforest destruction (mainly livestock and feed crops).
Source: Cowspiracy

18x more land is needed to feed an average meat-eater than a vegan.
Source: Cowspiracy

Livestock and livestock feed occupies one third of the earth’s ice-free land.
Source: FAO

Products from these industries are among the causes of most modern lifestyle diseases, which kill about 30 million people every year.

80% of all antibiotics in the US go to farm animals.
Source: Wired

The new analysis shows that while meat and dairy provide just 18% of calories and 37% of protein, it uses the vast majority – 83% – of farmland and produces 60% of agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions. Other recent research shows 86% of all land mammals are now livestock or humans.
Source: Reducing foods’ environmental impacts trhough produces and consumers, 2019, Science

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