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the practice of abstaining from various groups of animal-based foods.

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Will vegetarianism increase the world population?

According to the 2016 BBC article "What would happen if the world suddenly went vegetarian?": should everyone go vegetarian by 2050, we would see a global mortality reduction of 6-10%, ...
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How can a purely vegan diet be the most sustainable?

There seems to be a growing consensus, that the vegan diet is the most sustainable for our environment on multiple levels, such as land use, water use and CO2. There is some debate about whether ...
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Impact of vegetarianism on the meat industries

My main goal is to get rid of mass husbandry and the environmental impact of industrial meat production. My question is: Is it better to abandon meat from my diet completely or to endorse eco-...
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Palm oil usage statistics

Can someone point me to a resource that would detail what is palm oil being used for, preferably with some % indicators? A staunch meat eater has been boldly proclaiming that being vegetarian or ...
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If everyone were to be vegetarian, what would be the carrying capacity of the Earth?

I'm not asking what will happen if everyone in the world suddenly turned to vegetarianism. In an ideal world with the current population, can everyone follow a vegetarian diet (except for people who ...
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Do the veggies you eat today have the same amount of vitamins and minerals as they used to twenty years ago?

The RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowances) recommended to us by health experts are based on the amount of nutrition in fruits, vegetables, grains, etc. The RDA hasn't changed since decades. Are any ...
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How many people could be fed using the land currently used to grow feed for livestock?

Vegans argue that most of the grain grown worldwide is used for livestock fattening. How many people could be fed using those fields if they were no longer used for growing livestock feed? Here are ...
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5 Questions to indicate carbon impact

It looks like I will have the opportunity to add a few (probably only 5) questions to a questionnaire to get an indication of the persons carbon footprint. The questions I am think of are: 1) How ...
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Does vegetarianism help in protecting nature?

Recently I saw a documentary in youtube 'Home'. It points out that in America, for feeding cattle, a lot of wheat and other food products are used and these animals are then killed for food. What are ...
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