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A Vegan Diet saves land and grain

Per person, a vegan diet saves: 1.9 acres of grassland used for grazing cattle calculation: 613.7 million acres of “Grassland pasture and range” used for cattle, divided by 322 million persons in the U.S. sources: USDA ERS Major Land Uses; … Continue reading

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Will Processed Meat Give You Cancer?

The World Health Organization (WHO) cancer research agency IARC published a report stating that consumption of processed red meat increases risk of colorectal cancer: “Red meat After thoroughly reviewing the accumulated scientific literature, a Working Group of 22 experts from … Continue reading

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Average U.S. Sugar Consumption Per Person

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The average American consumes over three times as much sugar as recommended. U.S. sugar consumption is 77.1 pounds of sugar per person per year, as estimated by the USDA: 2014 — Refined Sugar from Beet or Sugarcane 40.2 lbs/year per … Continue reading

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How much Farmland is used for Biofuel?

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The United States In 2015, the U.S. used 5.25 billion bushels of corn for ethanol production (a biofuel). [1] In the same year, yield based on harvested acres was 168 bushels/acre. However, a yield based on planted acreage would take … Continue reading

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Amount of Land needed for full Vegan Diet

Let’s take the total cropland in the U.S., 335 million acres, and subtract all the acreage (in millions of acres) that is not necessary for a vegan diet: 34 — corn for ethanol (biofuel) 34 — corn for livestock feed … Continue reading

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U.S. soybean harvest: how much soymilk?

U.S. 2014 production of soybeans: 3,968,823,000 bushels times 60 lbs/bushel = 238,129,380,000 lbs 1.0 lbs of soybeans can make 1.8 gallons of soymilk (per Laura Soybeans), which is 230.4 fluid ounces. Those 238+ billion lbs of soybeans can produce 54,865,009,152,000 … Continue reading

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How Much Land is needed to End World Hunger?

The U.S. feeds 322 million persons with 335 million acres of “cropland used for crops”. But some of that land is misused or underutilized. We waste 34 million acres growing corn for ethanol. We grow too much corn and soy … Continue reading