There is a lot of information available about sustainability and the environment, with more and more of it all pointing towards the same facts. These are that a vegan plant-based system is achievable worldwide, uses less resources, cause less GHG (Green House Gases), use less land, has a lighter impact on the oceans and a whole host of other more beneficial reasons than using a system that invloves animal products.
Sustainability is very complex because there are so many variables and so many different ways to produce foods and different land uses. So someone who only eats road kill or found dead animals will create a low impact on the environment and a vegan forager would also create a low impact. But these are rare outliers and are not realistic for a world population of around 7.6 Billion humans.
Below is the 'Hierarchy of evidence pyramid' for research papers, it lists the higher quality of evidence at the top and then lower quality descending underneath.
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Here are the papers I recommend everyone read, just click the links and it will take you to the papers. Most are downloadable pdfs.
'Livestock – Climate Change’s Forgotten Sector Global Public Opinion of Meat
and Dairy Consumption',
'Analysis and valuation of the health and climate change cobenefits of dietary change.'
'Exploring the Biophysical option space for feeding the world without deforestation'
'Redefining agricultural yields: from tonnes to people nourished per hectare'
'Which Diet Has the Least Environmental Impact on Our Planet? A Systematic Review of Vegan, Vegetarian and Omnivorous Diets'
'Reducing food’s environmental impacts through producers and consumers'
'Multiple health and environmental
impacts of foods'
On this months show I got to chat with Rob about lots of great topics and listen to a collection of his great tracks.
Also available on mixcloud as audio only - https://www.mixcloud.com/BertyJustice/the-vegan123-show-episode-008-rob-masterson-talking-education-activism-volunteering-more/
This organisation is doing amazing work in lots of different areas.
One area they are currently working with is Vegan Veterans. - https://www.milliondollarvegan.com/the-veterans/
.It's the Latest Vegan123 Show tomorrow.
This months guest is the multi skilled, passionate and driven Abbie Woodbridge.
We delve into her documentary Wolves Unmasked, Animal Educate, rewilding, sharks, go to meals, chickpeas and a whole lot more!!
The show will be aired tomorow morning.
Listen online - https://www.soundartradio.org.uk/
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The show will also be available in video and audio soon.
Mixcloud - https://www.mixcloud.com/BertyJustice/
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/wakingupprocess
Check out more of Abbie's work here,
Trailer to Wolves Unmasked - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkiGAw4LIhc&t=1s...
The 1st of January can be a day to cut down booze, exercise more, start knitting or anything else we choose.
The team over at Veganuary.com have made it so easy and simple to go vegan for that month and beyond.
I started pescatarian and then started Vegan on January 1st. I advocate people start somewhere and do what they can, so if you've been thinking of cutting out dairy, going pescatarian or going vegan now is the time.
Useful links and ideas,
November is World Vegan Month and this lovely individual is Patrick.
Patrick now lives out the whole of his life on a sanctuary. He is one of the lucky ones in the UK that lives past 6 months.
Veganism is a philosophy that seeks to reduce killing and suffering in the world. And it starts as simple as just eating something else.
There are so many amazing resources available and Veganuary is a great place to start. Veganuary is a great challenge to start 2021, why not start the year in a really positive way?
I hope everyone is keeping well.
Safe, Safe, Safe. And Bread.
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Powerful and well made insight into the world we live in, and one humans AHA moment!!!!
I have recently started a Podcast which can be listened to for free!!
Episode 01 // An Introduction - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDvXz4sEOlU&t=9s
In this episode I delve into the meaning of Vegan 123 and explain how they all link together. Expolring all lots of evidence about The Animals, The Environment, Human Health and how these are all interconnected. Enjoy.
Episode 02 // Being Vegan for 9 years, Lock down, stem cell meat, vegetarians, lions and cavemen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U9nFQ3Mb_w&t=2194s
This episode came about because I realised that i'm coming up to 9 years of being Vegan. 9 Years, around 10,100 meals, around 3,285, hundreds of conversations about how plants have protein and that we are not lions. I give an overview of some of the many amazing documentaries out there and I also discuss in depth my view on stem cell meat, vegetarians and lions. Enjoy.
This is not a competition because vegans are not 100% perfect!!! But let's get some perspective, and keep in mind the original philosophy of Veganism, https://tinyurl.com/zfmfmuh
So I got told that as a vegan I kill more animals in the plants I eat, than an average meat eater. Sure, there is accidental, not intended animals that may get killed in the process.
But, this is actually less than the average meat eater.
Average UK Meat-Eater
Eats bits of land animals daily.
Those animals are likely fed on tonnes and tonnes of feed.
They eat fish. Which generally have by-catch.
Plus they eat plants with their meals too.
Buys clothing that is made from bits of animals.
Using toiletries and products that have been tested on animals or have animal ingredients.
Average UK Vegan.
My name is Berty Justice and I'm going to add things here. If you like life from another angle, you'll love this!