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What if the entire world went vegan? (part-1)

Part-1 talks about what would happen to the environment and animals if we all went vegan. (Part-2 coming next week, would be about, what would happen to humans if they went vegan)


What does 'vegan' mean?

Ans: Vegan means that you avoid all animal by-products. For Eg:- dairy products, meat, etc. And also, items made from animal material (like leather, fur coats, shoes, etc. And any type of food that involves Animals (egg, milk, store-bought curd/yogurt, honey).



What if the entire world went vegan?



Ans: Personally, I think that if each person went vegan than certain animal species may increase in numbers which is good for maintaining the environmental balance like fishes. Those particular animals can live in peace. But then the entire food web (bigger than food chain) would be unbalanced..? As in they population of certain animals like chickens would increase as no one would consume them. Not sure but let's hear from some 'experts'.


"The world's food-related emissions would drop by 70% by 2050 according to a recent report on food and climate in the journal Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The study's authors from Oxford University put the economic value of these emissions savings at around £440 billion."


(source: https://www.bbcgoodfoodme.com/)


"If a large number of people were to suddenly go vegan and there were too many cows, pigs, and chickens, farmers would cut back abruptly on breeding, but the animals who are already here may be abandoned, slaughtered, or sent to sanctuaries. None of these fates are worse than what would have happened if people continued eating meat, so the concern for what would happen to the animals is not an argument against veganism."


(source: https://www.treehugger.com/what-will-happen-if-everyone-goes-vegan-127602)


Some say that world hunger would be no more as it would take 40 million tons of food to eliminate the most extreme cases of world hunger, yet nearly 20 times that amount of grain is fed to farmed animals every year in order to produce meat.


(source: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/five-things-would-happen-if-everyone-stopped-eating-meat-a6844811.html)



Now, we are stating facts and possibilities of what is the truth and what could happen. And this is just part-1. Stay tuned for part-2. -Kara





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