Studier relaterade till miljöpåverkan av en växtbaserad kost och konsumtionen av animalier

Global uppvärmning, utsläpp & miljöpåverkan:
Livestock’s Long Shadow: environmental issues and options – FAO of the United Nations
US EPA Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data
World Watch Livestock and Climate Change
US EIA Emission of Greenhouse Gases in the US
United Nations Tackling Climate Change Through Livestock (Key facts and findings)
Anthropogenic emissions of methane in the United States
Industry Leaders, including Energy Companies, Forge Partnerships to Advance Climate Solutions and Reduce ShortLived Climate Pollutants (Reducing methane emissions would create tangible benefits almost immediately.)
Livestock and climate change – International Livestock Research Institute

Regnskog:
Causes of Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon
CATTLE RANCHING IN THE AMAZON RAINFOREST
Soy Agriculture in the Amazon Basin (80% of Amazon soy is destined for animal feed)
Brazilian beef giant announces moratorium on rainforest ben

Vatten:
California’s Water Footprint (Californians use 1500 gallons of water per person per day. Close to Half is associated with meat and dairy products.)
Water Resources: Agricultural and Environmental Issues
Water footprint of crop and animal products: a comparison
HOW MUCH WATER DOES IT TAKE TO PRODUCE … ?
The water footprint of food – Prof. Hoekstra, University of Twente, the Netherlands
The water footprint of poultry, pork and beef: A comparative study in different countries and production systems
Biomass use, production, feed efficiencies, and greenhouse gas emissions from global livestock systems

Land:
Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (Livestock covers 45% of the earth’s total land)
Costs And Consequences: The Real Price of Grazing on America’s Public Lands
Desertification, Drought Affect One Third of Planet, World’s Poorest People – UN

Öppna landskap:
Öppna landskap och biologisk mångfald
Animal Ag 70% of Amazon Destruction – World Bank
Animal Ag 80% of Amazon Destruction – Greenpeace

Havet:
NOAA-, EPA-supported scientists find average but large Gulf dead zone

87% of the World’s Fisheries are Overexploited or Fully Exploited
Impacts of Biodiversity Loss on Ocean Ecosystem Services – “Seafood could be gone by 2048” origin study

Over 55% of the world’s reefs are threatened by fishing

48% carbon sequestered into the ocean
Killing Whales Prevents Sequestration Study
Main Risk to Whales Bycatch
FAO Shrimp Bycatch “a ratio of 5.25 bycatch to 1 of shrimp.”
1/3 of fish fed to livestock study behind Telegraph article
US fishermen throw back 20% of their catch—often after the fish are already injured or dead
40+% of sea turtles die in bycatch
Many species are higher, 70% example
63-273 million sharks killed per year

Se även
http://www.cowspiracy.com/facts