Going vegan could save the world.
Us vegans kinda already knew that, but now a new study confirms it. Researchers at Oxford University’s Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food reveal that a vegan world would have a monumental effect on the health of people and the planet.
A landmark study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that a plant-based diet would prevent more than eight millions deaths, reduce emissions by 70 percent, and help save up to $1 trillion annually in health care costs. The staggering findings came as a result of the first-ever study to estimate both the health and climate impacts of a vegan diet, the Oxford University researchers said.
The study modeled the effects of four different diets in the year 2050: a control, no-change scenario; one that follows global guidelines on healthy eating; a scenario based on vegetarian diets; and one based on vegan diets. The results routinely found the vegan diet scenario to be more beneficial to human health and that of the planet.
While there was no mention of it, perhaps the most satisfying result of this fantasy scenario would be the vast reduction of animal suffering. One can only dream.
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