Human Health

Climate change is not the only problem that arises from meat production. The consumption of meat also has many underlying health issues, including increase risk of heart disease. In a study of 6,500 people in China, it was found that those that followed a more plant-based diet were at a lower risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer than their meat-eating counterparts (Los Angeles Times, 1992).

A common misconception towards vegan and other plant-based diets is that vegan do not receive enough protein. However, there are many protein-rich foods that are not meat. Leafy greens, beans, nuts, and many other vegan foods contain all the vital nutrients required for a healthy diet, including calcium (Miami Times, 2015).